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Wiggle Cheshire Cat 2013

24/03/2013 - Crewe, Cheshire - Sportive

Rating: 73.3% based on 1 review - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 71.3% based on 129 reviews

Wiggle Cheshire Cat is the biggest springtime cyclosportive ride in Britain. If you haven't ridden 'The Cat' it's simply a must-do ride! It's also the first 'super-sportive' of the year, one of just a handful around Britain with several thousand participants. The event has steadily grown from 360 entries to 3,200 in 2012; and don't forget - that's a single day event rather than a multi-event 'festival'. Furthermore, it's a full-on 'sportive'. That means it's no ordinary bike ride - and not a city ride or a fun ride; although we're sure you're going to have some fun as you cross the finish line on the 24th March with a 100% genuine, hard earned, Cheshire Cat grin. 'The Cat' laps up beautiful yet challenging cycling terrain in Cheshire from the Peak in the east to the Plain in the west. Accordingly The Cat pounces on those who aren't adequately trained and prepared for the challenge.

Wiggle Cheshire Cat's got three revised, exciting and challenging route options for 2013 of 100 miles,
62 miles or 30 miles. For the first time in the history of the event all routes sit almost completely within
Cheshire - except for a few hundred yards in Staffordshire. This is a result of The Cat's territory going
west somewhat. That means fewer steep hills early on but some new gentler hills later for the 100 mile

100 miles - (100 mile route)
Yes, Mow Cop rears its castellated 1,000 ft peak from the Cheshire Plain at 15 miles. If you can climb
the famous Mow cop Killer Mile without stopping or putting a foot on the ground we think that deserves
a medal - so we give you one if you succeed! We've got something extra-special lined up for Mow Cop
in 2013 so make sure you keep your ear to the ground as we are able to release information about this.
Things settle down but at about 60 miles in things start to get tough again. Nothing as severe as Mow
Cop but with 60 miles of oomph sapped from legs The Yeld will feel tough for sure. To keep you fuelled
we've got feedstations at around 25 mile intervals with appropriate food and drink - make sure you
stock up on body-fuel! All our stations have toilets, litter bins and mechanics.

62 miles - (62 mile route)
There's no escape from Mow Cop and there's still that chance for a medal if you manage to cycle up all
the way. Once again, riders never have to face more than around 25 miles ahead before a safe and
fully equipped Feedstation, off the public highway, presents itself. After the first feedstation it's mostly
Cheshire's famous leafy lanes to enjoy all the way home
30 miles - (30 mile route)
An inviting and enticing route. Trained, prepared but nervous about that first bike ride of the season?
First venture in the sportives? This is just the route. It's as flat as you can get in this part of the country.
The only hill of note comes in at 5 miles passing Crewe Hall. Otherwise it really is 30 miles of mostly flat
leafy Cheshire lanes with a feedstation just after the halfway point.

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 The Alexandra Stadium
Address Line 2 Gresty Road
Town Crewe
County Cheshire
Postcode CW2 6EB
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

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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