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Wiggle Cornwall Tor

10/04/2011 - Bodmin, Cornwall - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 90.2% based on 21 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 98.8%

wrote:

The weather was excellent, a bit too excellent. As usual I arrived late and set-off late. In my haste missed the first major turning, though was fortunate to have a GPS and was able to correct myself, otherwise the signage was excellent as were the locations of the feed stations. The first and second legs of the ride held the best climbing, though the climb just a few miles from end was tester. I dispute the total climbing suggested for the event, the mapping of the course and my GPS agree at 3050m. I wish I set-off earlier as I got held up on a few of the climbs by cars and was forced to walk past a few cars while the drivers disputed who was going to give way on the steepest climb. Wouldn't it be nice if the cars let the bikes past them as they follow the riders, ahh we can wish. I did feel the two prior weekends efforts of the Cheshire Cat and Tour OF Flanders (260km) in the later part of the ride. For me this is as good as the Flanders and the best Sportive I've done in the UK and I've done most of the major Sportives up and down the UK; the scenary, the course, the difficulty, and organisation hence my score. It still has some way to match the Maratona dles Dolomites though sorry, but there are limits;).


Rated Event: 92.1%

Andy247 wrote:

Tough ride and I only did the 44 mile course! Respect for all those tackling the longer rides. Those hills just kept on coming - but fabulous weather and glorious scenery


Rated Event: 93.2%

DavePilkington wrote:

I really enjoyed the event. I had to come back this year as I didn't manage to rideup Milook in 2010, but made it this year. Only reason I didn't give a 10/10 for would I ride it again is the distance from home and the fact that I have now done it twice (But I'll probably be back next year)


Rated Event: 97.7%

pennyfarthing wrote:

A much better organised and well run event than the Cheshire Cat,congratulations to all the support staff,paramedics and marshals for a superb but hard day of cycling


Rated Event: 94.4%

wrote:

Third year and even better I reckon. The long route is still a killer but there's a better mix of leg sapping climbs and a few miles of fast and smooth. The climb up Millook is even better and the final stinger climb is far better than Bishop's Wood with no moss and gravel to contend with. The addition of the trip south to Loe was great and added to the feel of a tour. Well done Kilo to Go...next year the sun may shine again! Wind and rain made 2010 a toughie.


Rated Event: 94.4%

wrote:

Loved the new routes, much better this way round. Food stops were excellent, and the overall experience was much better than last year, despite the weather.


Rated Event: 92.1%

wrote:

Brilliant challenge and stunning route with excellent organization. Really enjoyed a very hard day.
cheers!


Rated Event: 96.6%

wrote:

Minor issues - sign in on the Sat. eve was supposed to be 1700 hrs., but the timing chips had not turned up, so had to wait till 1800.
Road to Lostwithiel, whilst nice and fast, was quite busy with traffic.
Other than the minor gripes it was a great event. Shame about the weather, but, hey, that's Cornwall!
Definite goer for next year, love all the hills, especially the sting in the tail at the end, coming out of Lostwithiel - super sadistic.


Rated Event: 81.0%

wrote:

Well organised, feed stations were great, but a big shame that there was nothing for competitors to eat at the finish, apart from at an expensive cafe. The return from Looe was a much better route than original one planned, but the numerous very steep climbs and steep decents kill the "flow". Not doing next year, even though its my local.


Rated Event: 95.5%

wrote:

Excellent event, but food at finish didn't match the feedstops on the course - appreciate you have to pay, but the cafe was poor in terms of availability of food, although staff were friendly.


Rated Event: 82.1%

DavePilkington wrote:

Enjoyed it very much, would suggest tcx course should be available to download for Garmin 705 etc. Why were Feed station warnings 1K when all other distances were imperial.


Rated Event: 87.7%

wrote:

Great event ,great scenery
where did they find those hills especially bishopswood nearly got up but looked round at the car behind me and fell on my posterior.had to walked 10 meters before i could get back in the cleats.
Very freindly event .


Rated Event: 82.1%

wrote:

Overall a good event, slightly let down by poor signage in a few spots, one of which ended up me doing 2+ extra miles. The feedstops were well stocked and route was on good quiet roads. Would be a killer coastal section if it was a headwind . . .


Rated Event: 69.9%

wrote:

Signage needs improving and the registration was chaotic but the event is superb


Rated Event: 91.0%

wrote:

absolutely fantastic. cant wait for next year!!


Rated Event: 93.2%

wrote:

A great event, got to be a must on every sportive riders's calendar. Slightly dodgy signing in a couple of spots, but who cares, i could have ambled around the countryside and coast till dusk without any worries. Put me down for next year.


Rated Event: 94.4%

wrote:

Amazing. Am going back next year... book the sun now!


Rated Event: 86.6%

Buzzie wrote:

Great event. Looking forward to next year.


Rated Event: 95.5%

wrote:

Awesome ride - will be back for the long one next year - thanks to all involved!


Rated Event: 88.8%

wrote:

Great day. Even though I grew up in the area, and have ridden many of the roads before, I was taken aback by how tough it was ( might not ride it with 39-23 as my lowest gear next year!!). As others have commented the signage could be better, but all the staff involved were very friendly and helpful. I also thought that there was perhaps too much of the ride on very small lanes, with poor road surfaces, and for the last 15 miles I was quite bored with the experience of hard braking down the hills, and then being unable to carry any momentum into the climbs.

However, it was a real learning curve, and I think next year - with a change of gearing I'll do it a bit better, and with a little less pain.





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