Posted Thursday 25th August 2011 –
Tickets have been snapped up so quickly for the Wiggle Super Series New Forest 100 Sportive, that an extra road bike sportive has now been scheduled. All 1,200 places for the New Forest 100 Sportive – due to take place on Sunday, October 2nd, from Brockenhurst, Hampshire – were sold in record time so organisers UK Cycling Events have added the ‘Saturday New Forest 100 Sportive’ to the popular calendar of events.
The bonus sportive will be held on Saturday, October 1st, and will have 500 spaces. It will boast all the same features as Sunday’s event and riders will be able to cover either the 100-mile Epic route, 66-mile Standard route or the 44-mile Fun route on their bikes. All routes will weave their way through the beautiful New Forest National Park where the breathtaking scenery and quiet forest roads make for perfect road bike riding.
Riders can look forward to all the luxuries which they have come to associate with the Wiggle Super Series events including well stocked feed stations, disposable chip timing, mechanical support, massages, bike wash facilities, a finisher’s medal, well marked courses and a goody bag worth more than £10.
Organiser Martin Barden, of UK Cycling Events, said: “We were delighted when the New Forest 100 Sportive sold out in record time. When more and more road bike riders kept requesting places, adding another event on the Saturday seemed like the perfect solution. We did a similar ‘Saturday’ sportive in April when our Spring Sportive sold out early. It was very well received by the riders who missed out but were keen to ride.”
Entry for the extra Saturday event is now open and limited to 500 riders, entrants booked before midnight on Sunday, 4th Sept, they will also receive a free High5 nutrition pack worth £12.