Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive

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When: 08 Mar 2020

Cost: £35.00 Adult
£25.00 Adult
£3.00 Child

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Opening hours: 7:30am-2:30pm

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Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive
Sunday 8th March 2020

Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive Sunday 8th March 2020

Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive

Event Venue: Salisbury Racecourse, Netherhampton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8PN

An early-season sportive test lays in wait in the Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive, which crisscrosses the Medieval drovers’ trails the area is famous for, passes through numerous Saxon villages, and offers magnificent views across the Dorset Downs, all in a day’s riding.

Starting out from Salisbury Racecourse, the beginning of the ride is easy going, albeit following roads that are lined along a slight uphill rise, before you face the toughest climb of the day early on. As you flit around the outskirts of Charlton, the climb through Donhead Hollow is always tricky as it’s steep and drawn out, but get this over with and you’re climb-free for a while yet.

The ensuing sections of the Wiltshire Wildcat can be described as free-flowing, as the action takes place on rolling roads that won’t trouble your legs, with the occasional small peak to tackle here and there. Another climb awaits just before the routes merge, which again is steep but can be despatched quickly – and as a just reward, the following roads are smooth and easy as only one more minor climb separates you and the finish line. For now, it’s just a case of ticking off the miles as you enjoy the quiet countryside back roads that link the sleepy rural villages together.

As you approach the end of the Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive, one last small hill challenge will test tired legs in the hilly section leading up to Coombe Bissett, but the sloping roads should be easy to deal with as you power your way back to race base for a well-deserved finisher’s medal.

As with all our events, the Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive is fully supported and route marked so all you have to worry about on the day is cycling. This Sportive is an ideal ride to aid your training and help meet your goals this season.

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Salisbury Racecourse
Netherhampton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8PN


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