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White Horse Challenge

28/04/2019 - Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Sportive

Rating: 95.0% based on 14 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 95.0% based on 288 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 88.889%

IanWarburton wrote:

Very well organised event

Rated Event: 100.000%


Would a shorter route be a possibility? The event is a tough one..but some would like a shorter introduction?

Rated Event: 100.000%

AshleyButtle wrote:

Not a bad word to say about the organisers or the ride itself, great day as ever - nice choice at feed stations and clear signs at danger spots. Excellent all round and generally pleasant participants. Would recommend fkw club riders that do this ride, learn good etiquette. I don't care how important your time is, this event is great because it lacks aggro, it's important to keep it that way - safe passing is priority, this isn't the Giro.

Rated Event: 87.778%

WalterFeatherstone wrote:

Excellent event, many thanks

Rated Event: 100.000%

SjoerdVogt wrote:

Wouldn't miss it - well done on the 10th anniversary!

Rated Event: 100.000%


Amazing ride seriously tough with the hills but great course

Rated Event: 98.889%

RichardStillion wrote:

A really good event and a great course. A massive thanks to all who organised this event and to the marshals who gave up their day to stand on corners and point us in the right direction!

Rated Event: 100.000%

NickDay wrote:

I ride around 6 sportives a year in the UK. Easily the best. Made special by the friendly hospitable organisers. Thank-you

Rated Event: 93.333%


Cold and windy this year but still a great day out.

Rated Event: 97.778%

MattClarke wrote:

The support staff, marshals etc. were the most friendly and helpful I have ever seen on an event like this.

Rated Event: 83.333%

HansvanderVoorn wrote:

Challenging and enjoyable.

Rated Event: 95.556%

BenWilliams wrote:

Great route, and the event is well organised. My only criticism is the use of the a4361 as its such a busy and dangerous road. We saw 2 near misses between bikes and cars this year.

Rated Event: 87.778%

ClareHofmann wrote:

I didn't use the feed stations so couldn't comment - but as I had to fill in a number went down the middle

Rated Event: 91.111%

PeterSollis wrote:

A fine day out and highly enjoyable.

Rated Event: 90.000%

DanGiddings wrote:

This was my second white horse challenge and it was a great event once again. It keeps off main roads which is great, the feed stops are right where you need them and of course it is a very challenging ride. A fantastic ride to kick start the season.

Rated Event: 92.222%

GavinMapstone wrote:

This is the first sportive I've ridden outside of an Evans one and I thought it was a great event. Quick and easy sign-in. Tea and coffee at the start and finish. Well spaced and located feed stations with toilets. Signing was excellent - you could have done the 90 without a route map. Outriders were seen on a number of occassions going past or giving assistance. Course has a few stretches on A roads which is virtually unavoidable but mostly quiet lanes and the KOM challenge at White Horse Hill is a nice extra albeit most riders are just happy to get up by then! Will definitely do again.

Rated Event: 91.111%

JoshDaly wrote:

Excellent event and thoroughly enjoyable day. While the feed stops look excellent, as one of the rider who didn't stop on the ride I feel it is a little unfair that I then have to shell out for a piece of cake at the finish.
Some of the smaller roads are in serious need of repair (not organisers fault, jut highlighting)

Rated Event: 94.444%

DavidCunnah wrote:

Great ride, great route apart from stretch before hack pen hill. Hated that! First big ride in many years. Thoroughly enjoyed it although was dying towards the end!

Rated Event: 93.333%

NickKent wrote:

Excellent event. Only criticism was the incorporation of the main road from Avebury towards hackpen. This was quite a long stretch of busy road. Too busy and fast to ride two abreast meaning you were forced to ride single file leaving you vulnerable to idiots in cars and lorries.

Rated Event: 90.000%

GrantGoodall wrote:

Excellent sportive,good route on quiet clean roads,hq perfect for the size of event,food stops well spaced and not a free for all,good marshals and signage,friendly atmosphere all round.would definitely recommend this.get in quick tho as it sells out fast!

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