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White Horse Challenge

22/04/2012 - Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Sportive

Rating: 96.1% based on 6 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 92.4% based on 37 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 94.444%

herlihy wrote:

A very friendly sportive. One notable aspect was the quality of the marshalling with marshalls providing guidance at all potential dangerspots


Rated Event: 95.556%

wrote:

Great event.


Rated Event: 97.778%

Murky wrote:

Fantastic early season event. Well organised, efficient & friendly.


Rated Event: 100.000%

wrote:

Excellent ride great course well thought out. Really good timing system


Rated Event: 94.444%

wrote:

A very friendly well run event, with some challenging, short, sharp climbs towards the end


Rated Event: 94.444%

rbwaterhouse wrote:

Nice, friendly atmosphere, good choice of roads, good organisation all round, excellent idea to have a timed hill climb, certainly plan to come back - well done.


Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 93.333%

wrote:

My 4th time, I just love this event! It has the perfect balance of having maintained a sense of a local/medium sized cycle club event without the feeling of hostility from other road users due to the massive growth experienced at other larger events... can't wait for next years event!


Rated Event: 97.680%

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Rated Event: 98.790%

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Another excellent event by Fergal, Sarah, and the team. Great set up, really friendly, beautiful route, and we had the sun again (it's my 3rd White Horse event). Most enjoyable. see you next year?


Rated Event: 97.680%

nantes23 wrote:

Fergal and Sarah have the perfect balance for this type of event.The entry limit is not too big,thus making it more manageable. With a free cup of tea and a medal at the finish is a nice touch.
The real winner is the route a good mix of fast rolling roads interspersed with some testy little climbs in beautiful countryside at a clever mileage distance of 90m.A great early season sharpener.


Rated Event: 89.910%

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Rated Event: 98.790%

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Superb event again (my third). Everything about this event is very well though through and executed - the team understand cyclists and cycling. Feedstations v well stocked and well-placed marshalls and supporters offer guidance and encouragement. Process of applying and registering all very easy and swift. The Uffington KoM idea is great - very motivational and should be used in more sportives. If you could register as a life member I would ! (I didn't want to raise any issues but if it helps the team - the one score that wasn't 10 was parking - the outfield of the cricket pitch could be used more when dry (?) but I suppose it's something you have to accept for such a rural location).


Rated Event: 96.570%

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My first time on the event, wont be my last/ Was recommended to me by a friend and i spent the drive home thanking him!! Fantastic route. Well signed and marshalled. See you next year.


Rated Event: 96.570%

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Once again an excellent event. Really well organised. Very friendly and supportive marshalls. Great choice at feed stops, with an interesting and varied route. Well done to the team once again.


Rated Event: 97.680%

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what a well organised, friendly and enjoyable event. Route signage was excellent, no need for gps or map. Marshals were well placed, friendly and easy to spot and the route was very enjoyable, enough to challenge but not grind you into submission. A must for next year.


Rated Event: 98.790%

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Fantastically well organised and executed - well done to all involved. There seem to be an army of helpers throughout the course including various people clapping and encouraging riders. The lad offering sweets just out of Marlborough was a nice touch ! Route is great. Difficult to find anything to criticise - perhaps a better route map (OS 1:50,000) would allow us that like to to study the route and relive memories afterwards. Disappointing that so many riders still discard gel wrappers on the road and verges - not much that can be done here apart from raising the issue more prominently in advertising and on the day. This ride is a must-do !


Rated Event: 84.360%

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Excellent event but riders in groups must follow etiquette, especially when overtaking or else events like this will be put in jeopardy. I felt first refreshment stop was too early, hence low score. The start is still a bit cramped and the exit/entrance onto the ride doesn't work well at the start/finish.


Rated Event: 88.800%

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Rated Event: 89.910%

jamespiggot wrote:


Rated Event: 94.350%

wrote:

Great event on a good route, flat enough for decent groups to form and be sociable but hilly enough to be a challenge. and the sun always shines!





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