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Wiggle Cheshire Cat

25/03/2012 - Crewe, Cheshire - Sportive

Rating: 87.1% based on 14 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 69.4% based on 115 reviews

It's Britains big season opener - The 2012 Wiggle Cheshire Cat promises to be the biggest and best yet. In 2011 3,000 riders entered and we're prepared for even more in 2012 with some exciting changes and improvements in place. We've got 3 challenging routes around Cheshire - including one of cycling's most notorious climbs if you opt for the long or medium route option - The Mow Cop Killer Mile. For 2012 'The Cat' has additional attitude with the inclusion of Gun Hill too - the well known Tour of Britain climb. Of course there are more hills too but this ride isn't all about climbing, Read on, then watch the videos

Why you must ride 'The Cat'! - For many thrill-seeking sportive and challange riders, 'The Cat' is simply a must do event. There's nothing quite like it! For the 6th Cheshire Cat we're delighted to welcome Wiggle as our primary partner again - the UK's official number 1 online bike retailer. By riding Wiggle Cheshire Cat you are also helping us to raise awareness and create sponsorship opportunities for our 2012 charity partner, Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK are the worlds leading cancer charity.

First big sportive? - Then take a look at the route maps near the bottom of this page. You'll need to create a log-in here (free) to download route information and the event manual which explains more about what goes on, when, why and how. Heres just a snippet about each of the routes.......

The Mow Cop Killer Mile - The name comes from the running race which takes place on this astonishingly steep hill each year. It's also the famous cycling climb but there are no prizes for fast ascents; but anyone who has the mettle not to walk, stop or put a foot down on the ground does get a medal. Watch the videos.

45 Mile option - Doesn't include Mow Cop and might appeal to those who prefer a bite-sized sportive. Still a considerable challenge with two notable climbs - Radnor Bank near Congleton and the climb into Holmes Chapel. This might be suitable as a first ever sportive or family ride; and with a feedstation halfway round you'll be kept topped up with energy drink and body fuel.

74 Miles - Our medium length option packs quite a punch. Riders tackle the Mighty Mow Cop Killer mile (15.5 miles) which really does test everyone. There's plenty of less punishing Cheshire countyside to enjoy throughout this ride though too.

100 Miles - This full-on option takes in all of the major climbs but also takes a delightfully smiley Cheshire Cat meander through lots of quiet lanes back to Crewe.

Start commences at: 08:00am


Run under British Cycling guidelines   Electronic timing using the latest UHF technology
  3  fully arrowed routes for all abilities   Goody bag for all finishers
  Slick and secure online entry and payment system   Rider photography
  No signing-on queues   Route maps
  NEG motorcycle outriders   GPX files for your navigational device
  Mechanical support  - static and on the road   1st Aid and Paramedic services
  'Mow Cop' killer climb medal   Gold, Silver and Bronze rider standards and downloadable certificate for every finisher
  Sports nutrition, carb-food and isotonic drinks   Enhanced rider times service

Fundraise for Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK are really proud to be the charity partner for Wiggle Cheshire Cat. Did you know Cancer Research UK are the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer? Our research has been at the heart of the progress that has seen survival rates for cancer double in the last 30 years. Fundraise for Cancer Research UK at the Wiggle Cheshire Cat and the money you raise will go towards their life-saving work.

Once you have a confirmed place at the event, please
request a sponsorship pack and Cancer Research UK will send you information about training and fundraising and a top to wear on the day.

Cancer Research UK are funded entirely by the public so by supporting Cancer Research UK your hard work really will make a difference, thank you. Together we will beat cancer.

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
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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