2018 U.S. Gran Fondo National Series, supported by Haute Route

2017 Wiggle Magnificat

Wiggle Magnificat

June 16 2018
Berkshire, South East, UK

Celebrating its 11th year in 2017, the Wiggle MagnifiCat sportive has gained the reputation of a prestigious event with a fierce pedigree and formidable challenge. Forging the rolling Hampshire countryside and classic climbs on the South Downs as one, this event is one of a carefully picked few that many cyclists aim to tick off the ‘to do’ list.

The longest route of the MagnifiCat – one of our oldest events – spans 128 miles (200km) and will drag you over more than 6,500ft (2,000m) of hill climbing action. Based on the UCI European Golden Bike Events model, the route is a simple anti-clockwise loop that begins in Newbury.

There’s enough climbing action in this ride to keep your legs turning over – and the most challenging of them all can be despatched first of all as the long stretch from Combe to Ibthorpe is up first. Once this is over with, you’ll plunge back down to the level from which you’ve just climbed, before another steep test for the legs just after the 20-mile marker.

The terrain tends to settle after this for a while, albeit with consistent rolling roads, but there are more great climbs to come. In fact, there are nine major climbs in all on this route.

Moving around the western outskirts of Andover, you’ll pass over the top of Winchester and head south, stretching out the loop until it’s time to head north and back towards the Basingstoke and Deane district. Don’t be deceived by the lack of climbs on this part of the route – there’s enough here to make for a fast and technical sportive, well worth ticking off the list.

2017 Wiggle Magnificat

 
Routes: 65, 100, 124 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
Start Times / Itinerary

7:15am - 9.00am

Costs

£26 - £40

What's Included?

Event centre facilities and parking
Mechanical support
Medical support
Full route marking
Rider public liability insurance
Feed Stops en-route
Free energy drink + energy snacks
Electronic chip timing
Bike wash facilities
Pick-up wagons
T-shirt & medal
Web results service
Online certificates
On site catering
Event photography by SportivePhoto
Six Physio Massage@Events
Retail Opportunities

Prize / Race Categories

Although all our rides are non competitive events (i.e. not races), most people still like to know how well they’ve done. With this in mind we will time each participants ride. When you complete your ride your time will be calculated and these timings, along with the timing Award you achieved, will be displayed on the Website. Each rider will receive a timing award of either; bronze, silver or gold, depending on their average speed. Of course, some riders aren't bothered about all these awards and just cycle for the experience and stunning scenery.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Roving Mechanical Support
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
 
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
 
Start Address: Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire , RG18 9QZ
 
 
 
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