The Wight Riviera Sportive 2013

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EVENT DATE

Sunday 19th May 2013

LOCATION

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

EVENT SUMMARY

First introduced in 2012 by the Southern Sportive team and features their Sportive Avantage format which sees the event begin with a mass start and 25km closed roads loop before riders head off to complete the rest of the sportive.

ROUTE INFORMATION

A choice of 3 route options are available –

  • Full – 101 miles (163km) with a height gain of 2219m
  • Mid – 75 miles (121m) with a height gain of 1659m
  • Short – 38 miles (62km) with a height gain of 914m

The event starts with the Avant loop, a 25km closed roads circuit that passes back through the start.

“The atmosphere is there from the go, with a mass start lead out from Yarmouth harbour front, leading into the 25km closed road Avant loop; an innovation in sportive course design that brings a new and exciting edge to the event! After a short, controlled rollout, you’re released to enjoy the traffic free Avant loop, taking you past the iconic Needles and through pretty Freshwater Bay before the coast road climb of Compton Down cranks up to separate the men from the boys. The loop returns back north through the west Wight countryside and concludes with a quick circuit back at the event centre in Yarmouth, and then straight back out on the open roads for the rest of the sportive.

The Isle of Wight opens up to you from here, with a low lying north western leg concluding at Carisbrooke Castle, before the long, straight climb over into Shorwell deposits in the heart of the Island hills. Steep chalk downs rise across most of the Island, and are criss-crossed by miles of beautiful, quite country lanes. The route uses these to full effect, leading you on a grand tour of this south coast gem. A classic downland profile racks up the climbing to give you a proper test, while the scenery provides classic English countryside, villages and sea view after sea view to lift your spirits and spur you on! This is a small island with a big heart, and wealth of opportunities to offer the cyclist; discover it at it’s best on the Wight Riviera Sportive. ”

STANDARDS

  • GOLD – 27.35kph+
  • SILVER – 24.5kph+
  • BRONZE – 22.1kph+

EVENT FACILITIES

  • Choice of waymarked routes
  • Electronic timing
  • Feed Stations
  • Free SIS energy drink
  • Mechanic support
  • Broom wagon
  • On site catering

START LOCATION

The Habour Front
Yarmouth
Isle of Wight
PO41

Map

ENTRY DETAILS

Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)

ENTRY PRICES

  • Full and Mid Route – £39.00 per rider
  • Short Route – £38.00 per rider

ORGANISER’S WEBSITE

Southern Sportive