Posted Friday 24th February 2012 –
Wiggle and UK Cycling Events have announced new addition to their 2012 Super Series, The French Revolution Sportive, that will see riders head from the Dover ferry port to the stunning coast of northern France. Entries open today at 2:30pm and are limited to 450 spaces with all expected to sell out. Prices are set at £50 for the standard distance or £55 for the Epic distance which includes the ferry crossing and all the usual wiggle super series support.
More details follow in the press release below –
In true Wiggle Super Series fashion, this brand new event will have a great user-friendly approach to organisation. We will arrange the ferry, the parking and mark out easy-to-follow routes so all that you have to do is get out and ride!
It is effectively a day trip to France with the added bonus of a sportive. There will be 2 routes to choose from : the Epic (74 miles) and Standard (55 miles). You will pedal your way along the North Coast and the National Park, taking in the fabulous traffic-free roads.
We’ll start you off gently with a lovely 7 mile, completely flat stretch along to Sangatte, before we add in some hills as you pass the stunning Mont d’Hubert and Cap Blanc Nez. With forts and bombing creators on one side and the white cliffs of Dover on the other, let’s hope that your multitasking abilities extend to cycling and photography…
You will then cycle inland to the Fôret Domaniale de Guînes where Epic riders will climb their way up the Mont d’Licques. After this it’s back to the coast, passing Mont Duez, Mont de la Louve and Wissant en route. The final challenge of the day will come in the form of Mont d’Hubert, neatly followed by another flat 7 mile stint. Then you’ll hop back onto the ferry with your goody bag, where you can enjoy refreshments / showers etc.
You’ll need to be quick as there are only 450 places and any sportive that kicks off with a mini-cruise across the Channel, a croissant and a coffee is likely to sell out fast!
To enter –