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Wiggle French Revolution

16/06/2013 - Dover - Sportive

Rating: 88.5% based on 3 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 95.1% based on 33 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 97.778%


Amazing! Day trip to France to do a sportive. Great organisation, loved the Police escorts at the ferry ports. Great route and scenery!

Rated Event: 72.222%

GuyHallam wrote:

Mostly enjoyable - marked down for lack of toilets at feed stops and the peremptory way we were told not lean our bikes against the vans - what harm can it do? Route was good, lengthy wait to get back onto the road in Dover was tedious and unnecessary (not the organiser's fault - why couldn't the authority let us out a few at a time, instead of making a big group wait until every single lorry was off the site? Police escort and closed roads to and from the ferry made it much safer and enjoyable.

Rated Event: 95.556%


Wonderful event. Enjoyed every minute of it. I was particularly impressed by the thought and effort that had obviously been put into the organisation.

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 95.556%

RhiannonJones wrote:

Fantastic event - brilliant organisation as usual. Staff always so friendly and supportive. Thank you :-)

Rated Event: 96.667%

RobertoSavvides wrote:

very good and beautiful course to ride

Rated Event: 94.444%

chris_burley wrote:

Excellent sportive, stunning scenery, some challenging climbs, friendly atmosphere. These guys know how to organise a sportive, for me the best sportive of the year so far, excellent...........look forward to next years :-)

Rated Event: 100.000%

MathewBrowning wrote:

Totally fantastic day! From start to finish 10 out of 10. Please do another french sportive next year and if you're feeling brave more than one.... I would sign up to them all! First sportive and with another round the corner I'm already online booking more. Thanks for all the staff and helpers and other riders, what a day!

Rated Event: 97.778%

MattKurton wrote:

Fantastic event - incredibly well organised considering its ambitious scale, expertly thought out route, great food stops (though the energy drink was undrinkably strong at one of them - looked like carrot juice!), beautiful weather, great atmosphere and we were treated like VIPs at the ports. Felt like a one-day holiday. I'd recommend it unreservedly - thanks very much.

Rated Event: 95.556%

AndyGannaway wrote:

Superb event, organisers to be congratulated on such a bold move. It really felt like an adventure not just another bike ride. Time for socialising on ferry was great too, as opposed to everyone just jumping in cars and heading home

Rated Event: 91.111%

MattProbert wrote:

Overall very good. A lot hillier than suggested in the pure-ride blurb. Only real improvement would be entrance to the car park - there were big queues (15 mins or so) to get into it, caused by staff asking for names as cars entered.

Rated Event: 100.000%

kevinfirth wrote:

Really well organised event. Scorching hot weather laid on for us. Only negative for me was the ferry for the return journey. After waiting an age for the delayed ferry, we had one corner of the deck for all the bikes, which ended up piled on top of one another five or six deep. After being treated like royalty on the way out this let P&O ferries down. Still a great day out though.

Rated Event: 100.000%

CatherineSweetnam wrote:

Really well organised and goody bag was great. The roads were a little busy but we were warned about traffic on first and last stretch and no real way to avoid it. Def would like to do this one again. Thanks wiggle and UK Cycling Events

Rated Event: 97.778%

LeeHarding wrote:

My first ever sportive and what a way to start. A fabulous day, very well oganised, beautiful scenery and weather and amazing roads - Surrey CC take note! Big thanks to UKCE, Wiggle and P&O!

Rated Event: 91.111%

iburgess wrote:

Extremely well run event. Top day out and keen to do it again next year. Great course and the staff (inc volunteers) were excellent.

Rated Event: 77.778%

AdamFenton wrote:

I would maybe suggest that a saturday event might be good - i would liked to have stopped in Calais or surround and had a meal at the end of it.

Rated Event: 93.333%

ChristopherRobinson wrote:

Excellent organisation - Friendly staff (and locals!!) - good route, plenty of hills and some lovely descents, very little traffic. Feed stations were well stocked - even if the weather meant I could have maybe done with one more for drinks. Only negatives were no toilets or showers or water available in Calais at the ferry port. At the end we were waiting for freinds to finish sat at the timing station with no water and no way to get it with out checking into the next ferry. Managed to sneak into the commercial drivers showers on the ferry so not to bad - but a couple of portaloes and some water would not have gone amiss.

BUT that is the only small negative on what was otherwise an excellent day out - UK cycling events always organise a race near flawlesly and today was no exception. Very impressive considering this was the first time they have put this on. All in all an exccelent day out. Thank you!!

Rated Event: 100.000%

Nickdymott wrote:

Normal fantstic experience associated with wiggle sportives , amazing sight watching 400 cyclists boarding the ferry . The route was more undulating than expected very similar to dartmoor in places .

Rated Event: 92.222%

PeteGarvin wrote:

Great event. Could have done with an additional aid station on the epic route, and would have paid an extra £10 for a better medal!

Thanks guys

Rated Event: 94.444%

MartinMiesi wrote:

Awesome event in a wonderful location and very unique. Would recommend to anyone (but not too many as I want to do it again next year!). Tough route with the heat and I would say it was only second to the Long One in this respect.

Vive Le Revoulution!

Rated Event: 95.556%

LauraAddis wrote:

Really amazing ride!! Everything was smooth and well organised and friendly. The course was challenging and fun and well laid out, race briefing etc was great. P&O Ferries were also fantastic. Riding to and onto the ferry was amazing and we got a whole car deck for our bikes! My only gripe would be a lack of any toilets at the feed stations, and a lack of water or anything to drink at the finish. Those having to wait an hour or so for friends to finish were in need of some refreshment, even if we had to buy it. I would do this again for sure, and definitely recommend to my club as a very cool and unique sportive.

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