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White Horse Challenge

24/04/2016 - Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Sportive

Rating: 94.3% based on 44 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 95.2% based on 185 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 98.889%

BM wrote:

Great ride and event. Everyone very friendly and everything well organised. Be warned though, it is a tough event with some unforgiving terrain. Brilliant if you are a climber though!

Rated Event: 78.889%

NeilMainwaring wrote:

My first organised road ride and I was pleasantly surprised by the organisation of the event. The support staff both at the start/finish and on the ride were great. Looking forwards to next year.

Rated Event: 98.889%


Fantastic event

Rated Event: 100.000%

aaexrhaaexrh wrote:

Good course. You have to sign up prompt when the race goes online as places go very quickly.

Rated Event: 98.889%

SimonGundry wrote:

A really well organised ride, cleverly timed between the rain. Was pleased that car parking at the memorial hall had grown to include the grass area.

Rated Event: 100.000%

MarkArmitage1 wrote:

This event is fantastic, the staff were wonderful, smiling helpful, could not be better.

No reflection on this event, but Wiltshire really need to fix some of the roads, and find where they left their road sweeper, and pay a driver to drive around it it, It's April, and I'm 3 road tyres down this year already.

Rated Event: 100.000%

alanmicklewright wrote:

wet and cold at the start, but didn't dappen the spirits...
fantastic event

Rated Event: 90.000%

PaulMartin1 wrote:

Could use some more loos and the website needs modernising

Rated Event: 95.556%

SimonSharp wrote:

A great event. This is my second year, I had thought this would be my last year at the event but I look forward to signing up next year. Organisation was first class, well stocked food stations and the Jelly Baby unofficial stop is great in Marlborough, they need a big thank you!

Rated Event: 94.444%

AlisonBooth wrote:

Excellent event. Very well signposted and marshalled. Great support too from on course cycle medic and car. Everyone really friendly and happy all the way round.

Only very very minor points for improvement - GPX file hadn't been updated for last minute road changes. Would welcome some "proper" food at the feed stops eg bread rolls and ham or something (which I am sure opens a great debate about what and what for veggies etc). I definitely had plenty to eat though - probably more picky as we had just come back from an event in France where you get french sticks meats and cheeses!! Along with madelienes and energy bars and drinks.

Thank you so much for organising and everyone involved. One of the best events I've done for a while and I've done quite a few (mostly Wiggle!!!)

Rated Event: 85.556%

DominicBowles wrote:

Great event (third time I've ridden it) and I like the charitable aspect of it - funds go to WaterAid. My only slight negative comment is on the GPX file provided. Very basic join-the-dots mapping, so a very poor match to the roads actually being ridden - results in a Garmin constantly beeping (even with sound on silent!) to tell you you're off course. A relatively minor irritation, I know, but would be nice if it were accurate. Great route and beautiful countryside.

Rated Event: 97.778%

JoeGraystone wrote:

Great event, really enjoyed it

Rated Event: 100.000%

terrywebster wrote:

Friendly well run event as well as a real sense of achievement on completing.

Rated Event: 97.778%

DavidRoper wrote:

the event was brilliant and very well organised.

Rated Event: 95.556%

RainerBuhler wrote:

Well organised event. Glad the weather held back and we had no rain. Friendly and well co-ordinated team. Highly recommend

Rated Event: 94.444%

JohnYoule wrote:

really enjoyable event. Course tough enough and took in great views and interesting roads. food stations were excellent and results available as you finished.

Rated Event: 97.778%

MarkKeller wrote:

Great fun day, challenging for us old amateurs...; )

Rated Event: 77.778%

StevenWarnes wrote:

A great course for some of the seasoned Sportive riders. This was my first so can only compare this to running events and what I felt it lacked was a more carnival feel at the end - a bigger space for people to all hang out, get a few beers etc.

It might be worth shortening the start time to ensure riders finish at a closer time allowing for a bigger and better vibe at the end? Not sure of the logistical issues with this but that's just a thought!

Rated Event: 98.889%

WendyGundry wrote:

Really good event, fab day, thank you.

Rated Event: 95.556%

AndyRobertson wrote:

Really impressed to finish the ride and be welcomed by name. Nice touch and memorable. Challenging ride and glad to see that last horse!

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