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The Southern Sportive

08/09/2013 - Petersfield, Hampshire - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 90.8% based on 14 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 84.444%

AWildRover wrote:

This was the first time that I've done this enjoyable sportive. The 155km course was excellent, taking us through beautiful downland scenery, and of course the warm sunny September weather was a great bonus. The whole sportive was well organised, and all in all I'd say it's the best one I've done. A few suggestions to make it even better: I could find no water at the finish (in fact, if the finish had emulated the feed stations with provision of water, fruit and flapjacks that would have been good); it was a disappointment to discover that the free Eccles cake provided with the tea at the finish had a use-by date of 31 August(!); and I'd echo a previous reviewer's comment that toilet provision at the feedstations needs consideration, especially for the female participants (and it was nice to see a good number taking part).

Rated Event: 92.222%

StephenRiglar wrote:

This was an excellant event, well run run through beautiful countryside. I have only one negative comment. Given that we are always being told by event organisers of the negative effect of riders relieving themselves in public, why were there no toilets at any off the stops, not such a problem for us guys but more off a problem for the ladies, which it was nice to see were well represented on this ride.

Rated Event: 100.000%

BenPage wrote:

This was my first sportive event and whilst I struggled round, the guys how did the organisation were fantsic and I could fault the general running of the event. AA++

Rated Event: 97.778%


Always an excellent and well run event. Only 1route sign was badly placed and missed by many, thanks go to the 3 kids who yelled at us that we were going the wrong way.
Top event, and really tough too!

Rated Event: 93.240%


a well organised event and good weather was a real bonus. Course was a challenge and climbing old winchester hill after 80 miles was a real test. HQ and facilities were first rate. Very enjoyable day out

Rated Event: 95.460%

BLIXA wrote:

A really great ride, the weather was perfect! See the cyclosport review on the front page.

Rated Event: 91.020%


Great event, lovely weather and beautiful ride- cheers

Rated Event: 96.570%


First class event. Very well organised, very nice route, very clearly sign posted, very well spaced and well stocked feed stations. Not much to add. I found the shortiish but very steep West Marsden (?) hill was toughest.

Rated Event: 78.810%


Very good event. Only tiny blemish was that the promised sale of energy bars at checkpoints did not transpire but that's only a small point that illustrates a high level of satisfaction with other features. Shame my buddies brand new Dura Ace wheel's bearing seized at 68 miles, unrepairable despite all attempts to do so.

Rated Event: 88.800%


Excellent signage and a challenging ride.

Rated Event: 87.690%


Great event - perfect combination of good roads, hills and smaller lanes for fast times. Best event this year, but Autumn Epic to come......

Rated Event: 87.690%


Great ride!

Rated Event: 99.900%


Perfect again, well done

Rated Event: 77.700%


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