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Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge 2015

10/05/2015 - Grasmere The English Lake District - Sportive

Rating: 97.8% based on 43 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 95.2% based on 151 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 100.000%

DavidShort wrote:

The best organised and THE most challenging one day cycle ride event in the UK period! But, be warned, this ride takes no prisoners! Train and prepare well and you will have a hard but satisfying day. If you dont, then the Lakeland Fells and weather will cast you aside and destroy you. Well done everyone for making this such a fantastic challenge ride.

Rated Event: 83.333%

RoryPorteous wrote:

By far one of the hardest things I've ever done. If not for an injury at 50k to go I might have been able to finish it. Will definitely be back to finish the job next year.

Rated Event: 100.000%

NikHolgate wrote:

Fantastic event. Very well organised and supported by a host of marshalls and other volunteers. Superb but challenging course through beautiful countryside.

Rated Event: 100.000%

GethShooter wrote:

Let's be honest here...if you're expecting a fun ride while chatting away to your friends for the whole of the ride, you've entered the wrong thing! :-D
Bloody hard work and at times mentally challenging.
Something to brag about for the rest of your life though.
IF you complete it!
And don't walk ;-)

Rated Event: 100.000%

MarkNye wrote:

Great event with exceptional marshalls and supporters. A must do event.

Rated Event: 63.333%

PatMoffatt wrote:

i wouldn't recommend this sportive to others as the descents are too dangerous even for experienced cyclists. the road quality on very steep gradients is poor at best. the shower, changing and parking facilities weren't great but i appreciate for such large numbers it is difficult.

Rated Event: 100.000%

JamieSeaton wrote:

Brilliant ride event, well organised, great people running it. Well done!

Rated Event: 93.333%

DerekAllison wrote:

It is tough, but GREAT!

Rated Event: 97.778%

TomLangrick wrote:

An amazing day's riding with excellent organisation and friendliness in stunning surroundings. You're not supposed to "enjoy" the Fred, but I did, and can't rate it highly enough as a date in every cyclists diary. Brilliant, so pleased.

Rated Event: 100.000%

DanielWhittaker wrote:

The biggest and the best in every respect. Highlight if the year without a doubt. Fingers crossed for a spot in 2015!0

Rated Event: 100.000%

MattWhittaker wrote:

The best organised event I have done, very pleased with it. If you can do the riding I would definitely recommend it.

Rated Event: 92.222%

AllanCrosbie wrote:

Overall a great event my first of many I hope !!!!!

Rated Event: 88.889%

DanWalker wrote:

A truly fantastic event which takes in the many beautiful sides of the Lake District as well as its beastly sides, with Hardknott and Wrynose Passes providing the perfect climax to a tough but amazingly enjoyable day in the saddle!

Rated Event: 83.333%

TerryChristie wrote:

Great overall expierence.

Rated Event: 98.889%

AndyWiggans wrote:

If I could have voted 20 out of 10 I would - simply the best sportive I've ever done. Not particularly for the course (it's awesome, and Hardknott at 90 miles is the icing on the cake) but for the organisation, marshalling and support. This is an amazing experience, and also raises tons of money for great causes - people who turn up and ride without paying (you know who you are) should be deeply ashamed of themselves. Thanks again - superb.

Rated Event: 91.111%

JemRichards wrote:

Amazing event. Marshalls so friendly and supportive. Big crowds. Unbelievably good (and hard!)

Rated Event: 100.000%

MarkHatton wrote:

Still the biggest and the best. The sense of achievement and recognition amongst peers is unparalleled. The organisation, volunteers and communications are outstanding.

Rated Event: 96.667%

AdamBliss wrote:

Simply the best.

Rated Event: 97.778%

DaveAllan1 wrote:

The Fred lived up to it's reputation a truly Epic adventure and one that I will remember for the rest of my life.

Rated Event: 100.000%

17brigham wrote:

Has to be the best and most challenging. Great atmosphere

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