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White Horse Challenge

22/04/2018 - Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Sportive

Rating: 97.0% based on 13 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 94.9% based on 274 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 92.222%

GavinMapstone wrote:

This is the first sportive I've ridden outside of an Evans one and I thought it was a great event. Quick and easy sign-in. Tea and coffee at the start and finish. Well spaced and located feed stations with toilets. Signing was excellent - you could have done the 90 without a route map. Outriders were seen on a number of occassions going past or giving assistance. Course has a few stretches on A roads which is virtually unavoidable but mostly quiet lanes and the KOM challenge at White Horse Hill is a nice extra albeit most riders are just happy to get up by then! Will definitely do again.

Rated Event: 91.111%

JoshDaly wrote:

Excellent event and thoroughly enjoyable day. While the feed stops look excellent, as one of the rider who didn't stop on the ride I feel it is a little unfair that I then have to shell out for a piece of cake at the finish.
Some of the smaller roads are in serious need of repair (not organisers fault, jut highlighting)

Rated Event: 94.444%

DavidCunnah wrote:

Great ride, great route apart from stretch before hack pen hill. Hated that! First big ride in many years. Thoroughly enjoyed it although was dying towards the end!

Rated Event: 93.333%

NickKent wrote:

Excellent event. Only criticism was the incorporation of the main road from Avebury towards hackpen. This was quite a long stretch of busy road. Too busy and fast to ride two abreast meaning you were forced to ride single file leaving you vulnerable to idiots in cars and lorries.

Rated Event: 90.000%

GrantGoodall wrote:

Excellent sportive,good route on quiet clean roads,hq perfect for the size of event,food stops well spaced and not a free for all,good marshals and signage,friendly atmosphere all round.would definitely recommend this.get in quick tho as it sells out fast!

Rated Event: 94.444%

MichaelReynolds wrote:

Excellent, and very well organised event - many thanks.

Rated Event: 100.000%

MatthewDavies wrote:

An absolutely fantastic event - my first timed Sportive and the experience could not have been better. You only need to look at the smile on my face on the official photographs to see how much I was enjoying it - even at the top of the highest climb of the day! Really hope I can secure another place when entry opens for the 2016 event.

Rated Event: 100.000%


Lovely day in the saddle, challenging enough for early season but not intimidating. Hill climb competition at the end if you've still got the legs. Thanks all.

Rated Event: 73.333%

HuwThomas1 wrote:

Great event. Well run and highly enjoyable. :-)

Rated Event: 98.889%

StevenGittens wrote:

exceptional. My second time, looking forward to next year

Rated Event: 83.333%

PeterRichardson wrote:

Enjoyable event overall. The course provided a good challenge. A few roads were busy and passing car drivers impatient and potentially dangerous: notably the A4 from Calne to Avebury and then the A4361 from Avebury. Second feed stop was noticeably less well-stocked than the first - not much in the way of savoury fare, which was more needed at the second feed stop than the first. Also there was no energy drink at the second feed stop - only water. Minor gripes though.

Rated Event: 94.444%

JohnMurrell wrote:

A really great, well organised event in superb scenery. Small and perfectly formed too compared with the larger, less personal sportives. So nice to be greeted by first name on arrival at the finish. Thanks to the team for a wonderful event - hope to be back next year.

Rated Event: 92.222%

bathpaul wrote:

Great event, friendly and really well organised.
If I was being ultra critical I would say that the first feed station comes a little bit too early in the ride and the drag along the A4 past Cherhill is not very pleasant.
Having said that I will be back next year!

Rated Event: 100.000%

paulUnderwood wrote:

First organised ride out and thouraly enjoyed it , all very well set up with helpful and knowledgeable staff , very challenging with fantastic scenery and good company , looking forward to next year

Rated Event: 95.556%

DavidBrazier wrote:

Well organised ride following a great route. The timing was handled really well and the little print out of your time is a great idea. Will be back next year.

Rated Event: 85.556%

BM wrote:

Brilliant event. A real challenge but one I'll be returning to next year. Very friendly staff and support, well signposted and organised. Only thoughts on improvement - access to a few more toilets at the start and supplying energy bars (along with the drinks and gels) at the feed stations.

Rated Event: 94.444%

steveHuxter wrote:

This is the third time I have complete the WHC. The event is professionally run, the route is superb and I would highly recommend to others.

Rated Event: 100.000%

JoBates wrote:

great event, challenging but enjoyable route, superbly organised

Rated Event: 97.778%

MartynSweett wrote:

A fantastically well organised event - just a little cold on the day. A must for next year.

Rated Event: 93.333%

AndyPearce2 wrote:

Fifth time doing it - enjoy it every time. Could perhaps offer energy drinks as well as plain water at the second feed station.

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