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The Great Western Sportive

17/06/2018 - Swindon - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 86.2% based on 10 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 71.111%

SteveGreenway wrote:

Well signed event, very good route. Feed stops not too bad, timing chips very poor idea putting on your rear quick release as I could not get my wheel tight and had to cable tie it to the quick release clamp. Facilities average, food and drink choice at start and finish was limited. Very poor value for money compared to other events, £32 included a medal ( who wants's that these days) and nothing else not even free tea or coffee. For the route and organisation of the route I would do it again no problem but value for money and facilities no.

Rated Event: 90.000%


A great course. Just a shame about the weather. For the 100 milers hold something back for the left hand turn after 77 miles!

Rated Event: 56.667%

ChrisMann wrote:

For the most part on good traffic free roads, although uses some fairly busy main roads.
Very little choice at feed stations. Great if you like bananas.
Why couldn't the registration and start be in the car park as it was a very large under utilised area, rather than remote from, albeit only minutes away.

Rated Event: 85.556%


Lovely event, nice area, not as hilly as expected, very friendly.
Web site needs some work, not always obvious where things are.

Rated Event: 98.889%

PaulBennett wrote:

An excellent event, I will definitely ride this one again.

Rated Event: 82.222%

Hosser wrote:

I ride several events in the sportive season and this event is probably my favourite. The route is the main feature of any sportive and and this particular event is a wonderful ride. Organisation is very good indeed. A bit more variety and feed stops would improve what is already a very good event. Nice T-shirt at the end and in various sizes to chose from, much better than a pointless medal i think.
Ideal event for anyone looking to do their first 100 miler.

Rated Event: 96.667%

ClaireParnell wrote:

Friendly people, great signing, good route equals fantastic days cycling. Faultless apart from no toilets at feed stations and a lack of hiding spots!

Rated Event: 93.333%

JenniferT wrote:

Lovely scenic course, blessed by unexpectedly good weather. Nice climbs, nice downs, nice people - what more do you want? (other than toilets at the feedstops that is) :)

Rated Event: 95.556%


Really well run event. Easy sign on, good route signage and a scenic route.

good event

Rated Event: 92.222%


Another great day from Southern sportive. having done the Joker earlier wanted to do another one from this organiser and was not let down. Route really scenic though I would say not too demanding with killer hills. there are 3 main hills on the 100 mile route but they were energy sapping ones. Plenty of other undulating ones that sapped the energy too. Only gripe was I felt safer on the main A4 that the road through Amesbury.
Great day in the sun during our current winter (!) forgot the sun cream. Well done Martin and the team, now thinking can I get the set of southern sportive T-shirts! Also I can now put a face to the ex cycling mayor Jennifer Trotman cyclosport correspondent!

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