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Wiggle Wight Ferry Sportive (Sunday)

06/07/2014 - Hampshire - Sportive

Rating: 93.3% based on 1 review - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 88.8% based on 16 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 93.333%

Sasha wrote:

First time doing sportive with a ferry crossing involved. Good route, friendly staff. Way back took a while as a ferry kept stopping but its hardly an organisers fault. Good signage.
The only my complain is the count of timing: I did whole route with a friend. We did not separate at any point, to the ferry and from it at same time, finish same time. But somehow our official times have 20 min difference, go figure! Otherwise a lovely day out on a bike with a bunch of other riders :)


Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 88.889%

Noiseboyfeetman wrote:

Good event, however too much coastal road for my liking which misses out some of the beauty of the IOW. Not enough toilet facilties, especially at first feed stop, however fairly typical of sportive facilities.


Rated Event: 97.778%

Liam Duffy wrote:

Outstanding event. Superbly organised with the logistical challenges perfectly controlled. The course was picture perfect with wonderful rural scenery and coastal views. It was challenging enough with some predictably testing long(ish) hills and some less expected sharp short little ramps linking sections near Carisbrooke and in Ventnor. My only mark down is not specific to this individual event but to the series as a whole, and relates to the Timing Standards. It seems odd that there is no age grading element to these. Is it reasonable to expect a man in his 60s to ride level with one in his 20s or 30s? My other sport - athletics - copes very well with age grading standards and in fact other sportives appear to accommodate the concept. It is not a major gripe merely an observation. All of the Wiggle events which I have done have been thoroughly enjoyable and impossible to fault. My thanks to all behind the scenes. It is your hard work that makes our day out so enjoyable.


Rated Event: 81.111%

NickJames wrote:

A really good Sportive, however let down by the ferry service. I can not give enough praise to the Wiggle staff at the event. I found my way around with relative ease however a number of riders including the Wiggle team managed to get lost.


Rated Event: 87.778%

Marcusw wrote:

Good route, need some more warning for turns on fast downhill sections but otherwise very nice day. Will do it again but the Epic next time.


Rated Event: 84.444%

TimCooke wrote:

Beautiful event, made into a very relaxed event by the two ferry rides. Staff and riders are immensely friendly on this, and the riding on the Island is very varied - narrow lanes, twisty turny ups and downs. Some superb stretches of riding, such as up from the southernmost tip of the IoW to the Needles, and the stretches to and from Lymington on the mainland. A great event.


Rated Event: 90.000%

netclectic wrote:

Whoever did 86 miles on the epic route either went the wrong way or maybe recorded the ferry trips, mine clocked in at 77.1 miles.

Shame about the weather, the route on IoW would have been far more enjoyable in the dry.


Rated Event: 87.778%

MattHowroyd wrote:

well done Wiggle/UK Cycling. Great event despite the awful weather, I will definitely book again.


Rated Event: 98.889%

neilbradley wrote:

A very well organised slick operation many thanks


Rated Event: 82.222%

MichaelRegan wrote:

Well organised ride with interesting route through the New Forest and around the IOW. The course was cut short (80 miles) due to flooding but that couldn't be helped.


Rated Event: 90.000%

AndrewColes wrote:

Great selection of food and support teams


Rated Event: 96.667%

ElizabethDocherty wrote:

Brilliant - would recommend to a friend.


Rated Event: 86.667%

SeanParry wrote:

Would recommend this ride as a mates day out. As a single rider the ferry stops broke up the day a little too much. Great riding for the most part though.


Rated Event: 87.778%

ChrisBarker wrote:

Actually rode Sunday, but there doesn't seem to be any feedback for this. Definitely got the best of the weather.


Rated Event: 87.778%

marklitz wrote:

Great event.
Did it last year. Hope to do it next year.

"77 mile" Epic was actually 86miles and 10km to go was more than further out than 10km by 2 or 3km.


Rated Event: 88.889%

Stevesmith wrote:

A very well organised event,


Rated Event: 83.333%

AndrewTolson wrote:

Well organised, and will definitely be signing up for another event.





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