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Southern Spring Classic 2012

01/04/2012 - Hampshire/Surrey Border - Sportive

Rating: 90.6% based on 4 reviews - Rate this Event Now

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 83.333%

Chris Phillips wrote:

Fantastic route, very enjoyable.

Rated Event: 83.333%

Murky wrote:

It wasn't clear that the food stations were deviations from the route - confusing for those who didn't want to stop. Great to get free photos. Signage good - except at food stations. A nice early-season warm-up.

Rated Event: 100.000%

ChrisHinchliffe wrote:

Another great sportive from UKCyclingEvents, plus free photos. Fun route on (mainly) smooth, quiet roads with some good views.

In fact, for my 1st sportive of the year, on a gently rolling course, it was nice that views took my breath away rather than the hills. That said, the final climb was pretty brutal, especially as it was in the last 2KMs and I'd come whizzing down it at the start.

Highlights: Plenty of clear signage to mark the route, massage at the end in a really good ride HQ (the visitor's centre at the steam museum) & the free to download photos. Plus I saw a huge peacock!

Lowlights: A marshal at the route split would have been useful, especially as the split happened as you turned onto a main road. There were a couple of places where there was gravel on the exit of blind corners (fix: add a couple of caution signs).

That's about it. The lowlights might sound a bit picky but UKCyclingEvents do such a consistently good job on their events I have started to expect perfection.

Rated Event: 95.556%

mbailey wrote:

1) Some of the roads near the event start were very bad.
2) Food stations not up to usual UKCE standards. Lots of sweet foods and no saviour.
3) Loads of photographers on route, cant wait to see the photos.

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