Posted Thursday 7th JUne 2012 –
After the recent wet weather it’s easy for forget that only a week or so ago the country was being basked in sunshine. Luckily, the Wiggle Super Series team planned their seaside Bournemouth Sportive to coincide with the sunny weather and on the 27th May over 700 cyclists got to enjoy perfect riding conditions of 30 degrees, sunshine and no wind.
Set near the seaside town of Bournemouth and taking in the 3 counties of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. The route balanced quiet roads, sublime scenery, and the challenge of the 3 quality climbs of, Win Green, Bulbarrow and Milton Abbas. Riders got to enjoy the panoramic views of distant Somerset from Dorset’s highest point Bulbarrow, the picture postcard view of Milton Abbey School Playing Fields on the way down …and the model village of Milton Abbas going up the climb of the same name. The ride started at the Chapel Gate Sports Centre, on the outskirts of Bournemouth the headed north towards Salisbury, over to Shaftsbury, before heading to the stunning villages, quite lanes and hills of the north Dorset Downs. Taking in villages such as Rockbourne, Ebbesborne Wake, Fontwell Magna, Fiddleford, Hilton, Winterbourne Stickland, Tarrant Rushton (home of “The Cliff” ) before heading back home
There are still plenty more changes to join one of the remaining Wiggle Super Series events, details can be found in our sportive calendar listings.