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The Great Western Sunday Sportive

19/06/2011 - Swindon - Sportive

Rating: 92.8% based on 4 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 93.0% based on 9 reviews

The Great Western Sportive takes up where our Wantage Sunday Sportive left off and expands on it to provide an epic premier event in the heart of the south. With a full 104 mile top distance and a huge 2,000 rider capacity, This ride is big every sense!

Rolling across the ancient Ridgeway and winding through the beautiful Marlborough Downs, the route is a real treat, with broad, open roads echoing the sweep of the scenery. The folds of the Downs provide the gradients to put you to the test, but this is a ride to reward you for every challenge, not beat you relentlessly into submission. A riders ride, if you will.

Supported by the Nationwide Building Society and Swindon Borough Council, the Great Western Sportive will be based at Nationwides national headquarters on the southern edge of Swindon. The site is perfectly situated to get you quickly out across the Ridgeway and into the hills of the Marlborough Downs, where a stunning, rolling course awaits. The event centre features plenty of on site parking, a leisure pavilion area that will host the registration, catering and the event village, and even a man made off road cycle trail that will host a number of family and community rides over the weekend.

The full course weighs in at around 104 miles (170km), with 134 and 81km options on offer too, and 32 and 16km leisure rides as part of the Great Swindon Bike Rides full program.

The event organisation will draw on 16 years of cycle events experience from the organisers. Southern Sportives route signing is recognised as amongst the best in the sport, and will be backed up with route maps and GPS files as with all their events. Youll get transponder timing, including two timing points on route, three feed and support stations and a free finishers t shirt, hot drinks and snacks. The event village will feature full catering, rider time updates, trade and demo stands and more.

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Nationwide Building Society Headquarters
Address Line 2 Pipers Way
Town Swindon
County Wiltshire
Postcode SN38 1NW
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

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