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Wiggle White Horse Ridge CX Sportive

01/11/2015 - Chilton, Oxfordshire - Cyclocross

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Previous Years Rating: 71.1% based on 2 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 66.667%


First CX Sportive and I really enjoyed it, helped by a fantastic day. Only criticism of the course was the sections across the farmers' fields which were riddled by knife edged chalk/flint - made it pretty much a lottery. I think round the edges of the fields would have been better!!
Also would suggest organisers start groups off in much smaller numbers because getting up the first climb depended on the first few people not being slow or falling off - everyone early on needed more space.
Don't do CX Sportives for a time because it's so much to luck (people falling off in front of you, getting stuck behind someone slower on small tracks and puncture and other mechanicals), but that degree of 'luck' seems to make everyone much less bothered about their times which was great!
Finally, a couple of points where more/bigger signage needed, because you're not necessarily easily going to spot signs if you're trying to manoeuvre your bike to stay upright.

Rated Event: 75.556%


Beautiful, scenic course on a lovely day. I got lost, but suspect that was my fault for mindlessly following a group rather than lack of signage. Some of the bridleways used were unrideable -lots of people falling off or resorting to long periods of pushing the bike.The second half of the 78km was by far the more enjoyable ,although I suspect quite a few riders were taking short cuts after the earlier unpleasantness. A bit of a back to basics sportive, but did the basics well.

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