Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July 2014
After selling out in the last three years the Wight Ferry Sportive is back for a fourth time offering you the ultimate day of riding, packed full of unique experiences, breath taking vista and stunning scenery taking riders from the New Forest, onto the Isle of Wight and back again.
As with previous years the event takes place on both Saturday and Sunday giving you a chance to ride on either day.
2 route options are available –
- Epic – 95 miles
- Standard – 75 miles
“This sportive offers an ultimate day of riding packed full of unique experiences, breath-taking vistas and stunning scenery.
With 2 ferry crossings, 2 stunning sections in the New Forest National Park, a circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight and finally topped off with an ice cream to celebrate your ride at the finish!
There are two route options to choose from: the Epic 95 mile route and the Standard 65 mile route. Both routes do a complete lap of the Isle of Wight but the Standard route has a shorter New Forest section. If you only want to cycle the island route then take a look at the Wiggle All Wight Sportive that takes place on the same days. The event kicks off in the iconic New Forest National Park from New Park Showground.
Riders will set off on the first leg of the sportive which sweeps south through the flattish forest allowing legs to warm up. It passes through picturesque villages before arriving at Lymington ferry terminal, where riders report to a timing station. Here, the timers will be stopped and riders will have plenty of time to take on some food. Riders will board the next ferry, cross the Solent and arrive on the Isle of Wight. Individual ride times will start again for the 2nd part of the sportive around the sensational Isle of Wight. The route will head clockwise around the island and stay on quiet roads.
The island section is the hilliest of the 3 sections; the route passes over the central downs on the island before returning via the southern coastal roads with their amazing coastline vistas! Back at Yarmouth, the timers will be stopped again while riders enjoy an ice cream and wait for the next ferry back to the mainland. The final leg takes place back in the flatter New Forest National Park. Riders will enjoy this area of outstanding natural beauty one more time before they cross the finish line at New Park”
- Choice of fully waymarked routes
- Free sports nutrition products
- Electronic timing
- Feed Stations
- On route mechanical support
- On site catering
- Event photographer
Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)
On the day entry – Yes, if not sold out
- £42.00 per rider