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White Horse Challenge

26/04/2015 - Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Sportive

Rating: 95.3% based on 40 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 95.2% based on 145 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 94.444%

TimothyPoole wrote:

This is the best run sportive I have rode. I ride for fun and the staff of this event make this sportive just that each time.

Rated Event: 100.000%

HowardKing wrote:

Top class event with excellent organisers and supporters

Rated Event: 96.667%


Excellent & very challenging course, with a very friendly atmosphere, I had a great day. this was my first year & I will be back next year. Thanks to all those who set this up & made it a good day

Rated Event: 100.000%

benryan wrote:

10/10 tough but great fun.

Rated Event: 96.667%


Fantastic event over a wonderfully thought out route. Friendly atmosphere which really made me feel welcome and part of a big cycling family. Much better than the Wiggle über events!

Rated Event: 93.333%

TomLucas wrote:

Great event - this was my first sportif and I could not have hoped for a nicer bunch of people - both riders and organisers, and a better, more clearly-signed course. Will definitely come back next year. Whole thing was easy and hassle-free.

Rated Event: 100.000%

GregK wrote:

A wonderful and memorable ride out, starting with fast and efficient entry, great comms leading up to the event, useful links etc and freindly helpful and supportive organisers and helpers. It was another outstanding ride in fantastic countryside, great mix of hills and rolling roads, clear signage, freindly riders, and well stocked food stations at great positions along the course. Legs feel in good shape the day after, largely helped by the splendid work of one of the massage ladies at the end! Just hoping I can get into next years event again.

Rated Event: 92.222%

RobertvanElst wrote:

A brilliant day, very friendly people at start and feed stations, great marshalling and warning signs, great atmosphere, esp at the top of the Uffington White Horse Hill climb

Rated Event: 100.000%

GeraldReinders wrote:

Excellent event and would recommend it to anyone. As a novice cyclist, I found the course challenging but rewarding. Its well organized, the refreshment stations had top nosh (banana cakes were to die for) and roads were quiet.

Rated Event: 94.444%

MattMorris wrote:

The White Horse Challenge is a wonderful ride through glorious countryside. It's the only sportive I keep coming back to.

Rated Event: 97.778%

VinceJerrard wrote:

A top quality event, particularly notable for the friendliness of everyone invollved in the administration.

Rated Event: 96.667%

StephenBignell wrote:

This is a top sportive. Compared to other sportives I've ridden this is by far the best organised. I still cannot believe the registration took a matter of seconds when other sportives have entailed waiting 10 or 20 mins to sign in.

The course was excellent with a superb choice of roads.

I'd definitely recommend this sportive and I'm aleady looking forward to WHC 2014.

Rated Event: 95.556%

PeterReid wrote:

The WHC has a much friendlier atmosphere compared to the 'big' events organised by the likes of Wiggle. Its well organised and the route is superb, challenging and scenic. And the weather's always been perfect. This is the only Sportive I do every year as its one of the best and raises money for a good cause.

Rated Event: 95.556%


Third time I've done the White Horse Challenge, I've only been cycling for 3 years but I've completed quite a few sportives now, this is the best, I'll be back next year, if I can get in. Thanks guys. Regards Neil Goosey

Rated Event: 94.444%

LowriP wrote:

Great ride around some brilliant scenery. Plenty of flat roads to get your speed up but a few viscious hills thrown in for good measure.

Rated Event: 93.333%

PaulHolmes wrote:

My first sportive. Clearly the bar is set very high for others I will do elsewhere. Looking forward to the WHC 2014.

Rated Event: 93.333%

JonathanTrigg wrote:

Great ride ,very friendly and professional organisation and you even got the sun shinning too. Beautiful scenery and the added pressure of a timed hill on the 82nd mile made this a ride to remember. Only a tiny gripe could do with a few more loos.
Would definitely recommend this ride. Well done!

Rated Event: 95.556%

BumpkinHype wrote:

All these comments ring true. Only my second Challenge, but the general happy atmosphere, and the friendly and excellent organisation, make it stand out from others as a properly brilliant sportive. Only comments might be "can we have some cold savoury food (i.e. pizza slices) as well as your yummy cakes?" and "some electrolyte?". But that's no complaint. Many thanks indeed.

Rated Event: 94.444%

johnwilliams wrote:

fabulous ofthe best. Just need to improve the parking and changing facilities. riders also need to be reminded not to drop litter around route; there were lots of gel packets on the road side.

Rated Event: 96.667%

SteveStuart wrote:

A great ride. If they could sort my fitness out, that would be 100% :)

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