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Broughton Castle Cycling Festival

13/07/2014 - Banbury - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 56.3% based on 3 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 73.333%

GStaples wrote:

The signage and marshaling was perhaps not as slick and plentiful as other events I've entered, but still adequate. The main problem with the course was that it was described as undulating but it's profile design was excessively hilly. 6,600 ft over 71 miles in 28 degree heat & full sun was excessively tough and a lot were caught out. Some roads took you down a technical descent only to then go back up the same hill via a different road. There was hardly any flat section to make up for the climbs. although admittedly beautiful and scenic. There was also one climb & descent section that was practically a track - such was the extent of potholes and gravel, would have been better to go on a busier, smoother road.

If you want a challenge and are fit enough, then fine, but don't expect to be able to get into much of a rhythm with those hills.

Rated Event: 45.556%

EdWilliams wrote:

The signage was poor and after 14 miles - missed feed station too as signage was bad we had to find our own way back!!

Rated Event: 50.000%

Paul Gardiner wrote:

The day turned out to be disappointing - the course signage was very poor - not big enough poorly positioned - a number of people made comments about getting lost.I was lucky has my fellow rider had a Garmin which kept us on course. 1st Feed station was not ready to receive riders - drinks where not ready. The course was tough

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