Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July 2012
After its successful launch and sell out last year the Wight Ferry Sportive is back 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.
For 2012 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 – 65 miles
“The event kicks off in the iconic New Forest National Park from the well equipped Brockenhurst College. 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 with wild animals grazing at the roadside before arriving at Lymington ferry terminal, where riders report to a timing / feedstation. 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 Brockenhurst College”
- 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
- Epic course – £38.00 per rider
- Standard course – £36.00 per rider
- Children under 16 ride free when accompanied by a paying adult