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The Joker

06/04/2014 - Salisbury - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 92.0% based on 6 reviews

The smart place to be on April 6th will be at the Joker - a unique season opening sportive with a wicked streak!

The Joker is back for another fantastic day of riding around the beautiful droves and valleys west of Salisbury. Stunning countryside, chocolate box villages and an exceptional course in this 'sportive-perfect' pocket of hills will form the backbone of the day. But this is The Joker, and coming hot on the heels of April Fools Day, it has a trick or two up our sleeves!

The Joker will tempt you and test you. He'll throw down Jokers Challenges; extra hills and hurdles off of the main course to really prove your mettle. And he'll offer you Fools Choices; free and easy short cuts that may just be too good to be true! Make the right choices and you'll have the ride of the season! Misjudge his smile and you'll fall into his traps...

**Features Gold Hill Shaftsbury - the famous 1:4, cobbled "Hovis Hill"!**

Getting there: Salisbury Racecourse is on the south west side of Salisbury, close to the Salisbury & South Wilts Golf Club. Follow the signs from the A3094 at Netherhampton.

Click the location tab on the Google map (right) and the use the 'Get Directions' feature for detailed directions from your start point to the event.

As you get near to the event centre, look out for ourbright orange and yellow signs directing you to where we are.

Registration - 7:30am to 9:30am

Start Times - Full Course 8:00am to 9:00, Mid Course 8:30 to 9:30, Short Course 9:30 to 10:00am
Start times are not pre allocated: join any start within your time band.

Broom Wagon departs - 10:30am
Broom Wagon may remove some signage behind the field. It will not overtake last riders.

Catering Closes - 4:00pm

Event Centre Closes - 5:00pm

Your Joker event entry includes:

Comprehensive and clearly marked route

Mechanical assistance

Sweeper wagon and first aid

2 support/ feed stations on Full Route

1 support/ feed station on Short Route

4 optional "Jokers Challenge" loops on Full Route

2 optional "Jokers Challenge" loops on Full Route

Optional marked "Fools Choice" short cuts

Extra checkpoints on optional routes (may not all feature feed stations)

Free SIS energy drink

Free allocation of energy snacks for each rider at support stations and finish.

Electronic timing for all riders

Immediate results for each rider at the finish with Bronze, Silver and Gold standards.

Web results published post event

Choose from two distance options

Full Route (100-150km) - Entry fee £29.00

Short Route (50-80km) - Entry fee £27.00

Both routes will feature optional variations that will affect the overall distance of your ride. Your final ride time, and personal time band award will be calculated based on the options you choose and distance you ride on the day.

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Salisbury Racecourse
Address Line 2 Netherhampton
Town Salisbury
County Wiltshire
Postcode SP2 8PN
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name Southern Sportive
Email Email Hidden
County Wiltshire

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