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Wiggle Ashdown Sportive 2016

05/03/2016 - East Sussex - Sportive

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Wiggle Ashdown

Setting out from the South of England Showground, you'll take in some of Sussex's most beautiful unseen scenery on and up-and-down route that will push your legs to the limit in places. Sharp inclines around the Ardingly and Weir Wood reservoirs are short, yet extremely steep, and follow a gradual gradient build-up so take some beating.

These two hikes are the stand-out sticking points, and the rest of the route will take you out of the saddle on and off as you beg for the chance to rest, but cruising through the High Weald area on the kinder gradients makes up for the short pain - taking in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and any roaming deer you may see as you go.

Heading out towards Handcross, the route explores rural Sussex as it crosses the River Ouse before checking into Cuckfield, Balcombe, Haywards Heath and then heading east towards the Forest. Catching the crest of a long and swooping downhill section in Ashdown Forest is hard to beat as you'll reach peak speeds. It almost makes the exhaustive climbing to get there worth it, with particular highlights around Hartfield and Coleman's Hatch.

The tail end of the route skirts around East Grinstead and tired legs will be pleased to reach the finish line in a technical but very rewarding ride.

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 The South Of England Centre Ltd
Address Line 2 Selsfield Road
Town Ardingly, Haywards Heath
County East Sussex
Postcode RH17 6TL
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name UK Cycling Events
Email Email Hidden
Phone 01425 653372
County Antrim

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