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New Forest Rattler

17/08/2014 - Moyles Court School, New Forest - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 88.8% based on 9 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 87.778%

PatrickWatts wrote:

A great day and a brilliant location for my first ever sportive 47 miles. Road with family and we all loved it. Bring on next year?

Rated Event: 85.556%

WarrenWade wrote:

Great event let down slightly by poorly stocked feed stations, (ok if you like flapjack bites and jelly sweets but there's only so much flapjack a man can eat), minimal signage, (could do with a few more and some need to be more prominent, I very nearly missed a couple of crucial turns including one that crossed a very busy road!) and lack of memento other than a pre-printed certificate. Goody bags cost organisers nothing, companies love to sponsor events such as this!
Great atmosphere though and seeing that blue arch at the end gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling.
Would I do it again? Yes, I probably would. ;)

Rated Event: 85.556%


Greta route and friendly atmosphere

Rated Event: 85.556%

steve wrote:

Great ride and fast. Same weather next year please

Rated Event: 92.222%

stevecox wrote:

A great day. Hard work and very hot.

Rated Event: 95.556%

AndyPearce wrote:

Roll on next year

Rated Event: 85.556%


The Rattler is certainly not the most difficult sportive on the circuit. Generally a flat route after the climb in the first couple of miles away from the start. The short sharp shock of 25% Blissford Hill only three miles from the end is then a minor sting in the tail. It is however without doubt the friendliest sportive I have ridden. A fantastic morning with the New Forest in stunning sunny summer glory.

Rated Event: 98.889%

DarrenChiverton wrote:

Great bike ride, still waiting for times 20/8/12
Very fast course

Rated Event: 82.222%

WilliamUpton wrote:

Nice undulating ride with nasty hill at Blissford at the end; no marshals on the route and one R turn off A35 at Ashurst potentially dangerous. Animals on road a pain at times but part of the forest experience. Timing via chips on number cards a pleasure. Glad we started early as it got very hot!

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