Farm to Fork Fondo Series - A farm fresh feast from the seat of your favorite bicycle!

Wiggle Mendips

Wiggle Mendips

July 15 2018
Somerset, South West, UK

Sportives don’t get much more stunning than this ride through the Mendips Hills. Consistently voted as one of the best locations for cycling in the UK, the route dips into Cheddar Gorge which possesses a beauty, and a climb, that will take your breath away.

Starting just outside Glastonbury, this route takes you through spectacular Somerset, first heading north through a series of sheltered back lanes across the River Axe. The Wiggle Mendips sportive starts completely flat, and stays that way for much of the ride, but there are a handful of major climbs thrown in for good measure – what else would you expect in a land littered with so many beautiful gorges?

Your first test will come around 15 miles in, and the small village of Easton acts as a passing point to flag the climb’s start. You’ll take in just under 850ft of ascending in a short space of time – there’s no hiding the fact that this is steep. The views are worth it, though, and once you’ve reached the top you can afford to sit back and roll through the next few miles, taking in the incredible natural scenery as you go.

The next test won’t come for a while yet, as the route feeds through a series of secluded Somerset villages. Eventually you’ll pass through Blagdon, which is the final flat point before the next climb, which will take you higher than the last major one but doesn’t take as much input, as you’ll have started from a hill-top position. Soon enough, it’s time to take in Cheddar Gorge in all its glory – but will mean another major climb! Once you’ve passed this, it’s plain sailing back to ride HQ to pick up your finisher’s medal, t-shirt and Powerbar recovery product.

Wiggle Mendips

 
Routes: 34, 65, 99 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
Start Times / Itinerary

7:45am - 8:45am

Costs

£26 - £35

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: Strode College Sport Centre, Church Road, Street, Somerset , BA16 0AB
 
 
 
My Rides
 
Add to My Rides
 
 
Rate Event
 
 
Rate This Event
 
 
Contact
 
 
 
 
 
Other Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Us
Let us know if you notice any errors or omissions with any of the details above.