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Embrace La Joie de Vivre with Wiggle Super Series French Revolution

by Holly Blades

Wiggle and UK Cycling Events are heading to France... and they're taking you with them! The Wiggle Super Series French Revolution Sportive will see you head from the Dover ferry port to the stunning coast of northern France. Entries open today (Friday 24th February).

In true Wiggle Super Series fashion, this brand new event will have a great user-friendly approach to organisation. They will arrange the ferry, the parking and mark out easy-to-follow routes so all that you have to do is get out and ride! 

It is effectively a day trip to France with the added bonus of a sportive. There will be 2 routes to choose from : the Epic (74 miles) and Standard (55 miles). You will pedal your way along the North Coast and the National Park, taking in the fabulous traffic-free roads. 

Wiggle and UK Cycling Events will start you off gently with a lovely 7 mile, completely flat stretch along to Sangatte, before adding in some hills as you pass the stunning Mont d'Hubert and Cap Blanc Nez. With forts and bombing craters on one side and the white cliffs of Dover on the other, let's hope that your multitasking abilities extend to cycling and photography... 

You will then cycle inland to the Fôret Domaniale de Guînes where Epic riders will climb their way up the Mont d'Licques. After this it's back to the coast, passing Mont Duez, Mont de la Louve and Wissant en route. The final challenge of the day will come in the form of Mont d'Hubert, neatly followed by another flat 7 mile stint. Then you'll hop back onto the ferry with your goody bag, where you can enjoy refreshments / showers etc. 

All that they ask is that you have a valid passport and limit luggage to 1 small rucksack, which will be stored for you as you ride the route. 

You'll need to be quick as there are only 450 places and any sportive that kicks off with a mini-cruise across the Channel, a croissant and a coffee is likely to sell out fast! 

For an insight into what to expect take a look at the UK Cycling Events video page and view past Wiggle Super Series rides. Entry to the events is quick and easy and can all be done online

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