This is an event I’ve ridden for the past two seasons, was my first ever sportive and is a good indicator of early season fitness. You sign up for the event (£30) and as long as you ride it you get your entry fee returned. It usually sells out in a couple of weeks. I have already signed up for the 80 mile ‘epic’. Would be nice to have some fellow Clarion riders in the peloton. Here is the blurb:
The Wiggle NO Excuses is back again. This hugely popular sell out charity event is designed to support great causes and encourage riders to get back on their bikes after the winter season.
The concept is simple – we will give away 1500 free spaces to this ride. All you need to do is book, turn up and ride. If you do we will give you 100% of your entry fee back to you after the event.
If you do not turn up… for whatever reason… (it is called the ‘NO Excuses’), we will give your entry fee to our chosen charity for 2014 – Prostate Cancer UK.
Now in its 4th year and starting from Huntingdon Racecourse, the Wiggle No Excuses Sportive will kick off your season with something truly special. The stunning course takes in the best and quietest roads in the three counties of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. In addition to the Epic 80mile route, there is a Standard 45mile route allowing riders to choose their own challenge.
Designed as the perfect early season sportive the route is rolling, not hilly, to allow riders to clock up the miles on a flowing tranquil course. Riding with 1,500 other riders will round off the experience.
All riders will receive well stocked feed stations and an extremely well signed course. So come on… Get Out & Ride.
- Event Name: Wiggle No Excuses Sportive
- Date: 01/03/2014
- Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
- Maximum Number of Riders: 1500
- Registration Opens: 7.30am
- Start Time: 8.00am – 9:30am
- Course options: Epic (80 miles), Standard (40 miles) distances are approximate
- Entry on the Day: Yes, if event has not sold out. (+ £3 surcharge, no Wiggle Discount)