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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: 97.778%

bathpaul wrote:

Great ride, ticks all the boxes. Shows the bigger events how it should be done, hopefully back next year.

Rated Event: 94.444%

AndyPullen wrote:

Excellent course, great ride for this early in season. Good facilities - easy and quick sign-on, simple timing strap. Great atmosphere at start and finish. I really appreciated well-wishers at finish and some on the route. Would like there to be high electrolyte replacement food/drink available at feed stops. Few more toilets at HQ? Otherwise, a brilliant day - thanks to organisers.

Rated Event: 96.667%

KateWoodward wrote:

1st time i have done 'the challenge'. Great ride, beautiful scenery, nice weather, well organised event. Only saw 3 white horses! ( probably too focused on the hills to be able to look around at the views!!) will be back next year to try and spot the others....

Rated Event: 86.667%

RichardCooper wrote:

WHC is simply one of the best Sportifs in the UK. I have ridden maybe 25. In terms of all the fundamentals it is streets ahead of those organised by the big grps such as Wiggle

Rated Event: 82.222%

RichardAplin wrote:

Friendly and great opportunity to ride in bigger groups for faster times....and a real git of a hill to finish. KOH gradings are really tough.

Fingers poised to enter next year!

Rated Event: 96.667%

IanWatson wrote:

This is a top sportive. The route is challenging without being a complete suffer fest! The scenery is superb and the weather even seems to do its best every year to make the experience a pleasurable one. The whole team really are a credit - always polite and friendly and to be applauded as you cross the finish line is above and beyond the call of duty. Fergal you are a legend! I hope you continue to retain your enthusiasm to organise the event, I will certainly enter again (6th time and counting) next year!

Rated Event: 94.444%

AndrewHogge wrote:

Very well organised ,very friendly , excelent signage and a great ride .

Rated Event: 98.889%

DanHaynes wrote:

Outstanding event, brilliant organisation and rider support. Stunning route through beautiful landscapes, challenging but achievable.

Rated Event: 100.000%

RonSmith wrote:

A great route, with a clever mix of fast flat sections, rolling roads as well as some short tough climbs to keep things interesting. Extremely friendly staff/marshalls on the day - every rider (I saw) was cheered and clapped by the organisers as they crossed the finish line and were handed their medals.

Rated Event: 97.778%


Rode every one so far super event run by a great team

Rated Event: 98.889%

KevinThompson wrote:

Fantastic event. Well run, well signposted, good choice of route, very friendly and efficient organisation. I'll be back.

Rated Event: 93.333%

alastairTweedale wrote:

Fantastic day, beautiful course. Challenging hills coupled with long sweeping downhills. The last Horse hill is clearly the idea of a madmen. 2nd time back, and will be back again. Thank you

Rated Event: 98.889%

SteveMathieson wrote:

Best sportive of the year , well run and brilliant day , even sorted out some sun for us !!!

Rated Event: 92.222%

MatthewStokes wrote:

Nice varied route with some good challenges

Rated Event: 95.556%

PhilCox wrote:

Fantastic ride, well signed and plenty of food/water/energy drink available at feed stops. Looking forward to next year!

Rated Event: 98.889%

JohnBlake wrote:

The White Horse Challenge has to be one of the best sportives the UK has to offer. It is superbly managed, excellently marshalled and signposted, very friendly and even the cake was first class. Neither White Horse Hill nor the cheeky 17% climb out of Ramsbury could dampen the mood. Even the grumpiest, pickiest cyclist would not be able to find fault.

Rated Event: 100.000%

ChrisTatton wrote:

Great route, well marked and ideal provisions at the food stops. Will definitely ride this event again and would recommend to others.

Rated Event: 92.222%

MattDavey wrote:

Always a pleasure...and guaranteed to have some sun!

Rated Event: 100.000%

simoncarter wrote:

A fantastic sportive with fantastic signage and some rather testing climbs! Must train more for next years!

Rated Event: 93.333%

JohnSamways wrote:

A great day, well organised. Thank you.

Missed out on gold time by 5 min only disappointment. I will train harder next year.

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