10 Reasons to kick your season off at the Wiggle New Forest Sportive

Wiggle event on 30 March is the perfect way to get your 2019 event riding off to a flying start… and you can get 10% off!

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Start your season with a century…

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Wiggle has come up with three amazing, fully marshalled and signposted routes through the New Forest to kick-start your season. For those of you who really want to put that winter training to the test, the Long route is a perfect choice at 102 miles. Why 102 and not a nice, round 100? Think how satisfying it will be to nonchalantly mention that you’ve already ridden over a century this early in the year when you’re chatting with your riding buddies. If you can complete 102 miles with us at the end of March, we salute you. You can take on anything.

Or ease yourself in with something shorter…

We know that launching into your first century this early in the year is not everybody’s idea of a good time, however beautiful the route.  The Short and Classic routes, at 38 or 80 miles, will have you spinning into the season with a smile on your face.  We can’t think of a better way to start the year as you mean to go on.

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You can conquer a local legend

The very mention of it can strike fear into the hearts of local riders. Then there’s those who relish the pain.  The New Forest isn’t exactly known for its alpine ascents, but the undulating terrain still has a few short, sharp shocks in store for you. For many, the most fearsome of all is Blissford Hill. For better or worse, sign up to the Classic or Long route and you’ll be taking on this famous beast of a climb. At 25%, it’s a real test for the legs.

You’ll experience the best of the new forest

Open heathlands, vibrant green forests, stunning coastlines. Whichever route you choose, you’ll be experiencing the best of what the New Forest has to offer.  Highlights include the magical woodland at Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, the old smugglers’ cove of Bucklers Hard and sweeping views at Roger Penny Way.  Just watch out for the free-roaming horses and ponies, and keep your eyes peeled for deer!

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You can get as many HIGH5s as you need

Our nutrition partner HIGH5 will be on-hand at the feed stations to keep you going with a range of delicious sports nutrition products. They’ll even top up your bidons.

You’ll never ride alone

Things go wrong. It happens to us all.  We know that even the most reliable, organized cyclist can leave their tire leavers at home. Then there are those days where the puncture fairy decides to pay multiple visits. Wiggle’s team of Ride Captains will be on hand to help. Whichever route you’re on, they’ll never be far away. They’ll be loaded up with spare tubes and tools so if bad luck strikes, you won’t be left stranded. And if your bike is beyond all help, get pro-level neutral service from Vitus. They’ll be on the course with spare bikes to lend you in the worst case.

The wiggle of fortune is back…

To celebrate the end of another great sportive season at the Kent Classic last year, the organisers introduced the Wiggle of Fortune. According to a survey afterwards, the riders loved it so they’re bringing it back!  Give the wheel a spin for your chance to win amazing prizes.

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You can grab those last-minute essentials at Platinum prices

When you become a regular customer at Wiggle, you benefit from their best available discounts. ‘Gold’ customers who have spent over £100 in the last 365 days benefit from 5% off list price. Customers who have spent over £500 in the last 365 days are promoted to Platinum which means they get 12% off list price. We know sportive riders sometimes need last-minute essentials but have been disappointed at the lack of anywhere to buy them. That’s why this year Wiggle will be setting up its own pop-up shop in the event village at Pylewell Park and everybody benefits from Platinum prices! Wiggle’s friends at dhb and Vitus will also be joining them, so you’ll be able to try the latest bikes and kit.

You’ll be kept well fed and caffeinated

‘The biggest thing for me was the lack of hot drinks. A coffee definitely would have helped with a boost.’ Coffee, cake, cycling. Is there any better combination? According to customer feedback, these events haven’t always delivered. So, this year, Wiggle are bringing in the big guns to make up for it. Expect the finest baristas and plenty of locally sourced cake. And if you’re after something more substantial, whether you’re vegan, carnivore or gluten-free, you’re in for a treat.

You get 10% off!

Yes, as a Cycling Plus reader you qualify for 10% off the entry price. To qualify, enter the code 10OFFWNFS during the entry process. The discount is available until midnight on 29 March, 2019, and excludes under-16s and multi-buys.

To enter, visit

www.wiggle.co.uk/wiggle-new-forest-sportive-2019

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