Fully closed 88-mile route with comprehensive signage £59
ENTRY DEADLINE: MONDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2013 (OR EARLIER IF FULL)
Croeso i’r Wiggle Etape Cymru. Gobeithiwn y byddech yn ymuno gyda ni ar yr wythfed o Fedi 2013 i fwynhau’r profiad arbennig o feicio ar rai o ffyrdd harddaf Gogledd Cymry heb poeni am draffig.
Wiggle Etape Cymru is an ‘epic’ lung-busting, leg-aching, end of season closed road sportive, which provides the most challenging closed-road test in the UK. The route starts and finishes in Wrexham and passes through the Clwydian Range (an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and Dee Valley area with stunning scenery. The route takes in several well-known climbs including the legendary Horseshoe Pass which incorporates a timed King of the Mountains challenge.
This incredible event was voted Sportive of the Year 2012 by readers of RoadCyclingUK and has been widely acclaimed for its success by all of the top cycling media outlets. With the ride also supported by Olympic Gold Medallist and Welsh cycling hero Geraint Thomas - this really is a must-do event!
The Horseshoe Pass ‘King of the Mountain’ stage
During the Etape Cymru there will be a special King of the Mountain timed stage for the Horseshoe Pass climb. This 6.1Km climb gains 317m in height and at times the gradient reaches 20%. We will award the fastest male and female riders to climb the Horseshoe Pass during the event a special prize.
Nearly all sportives on the UK calendar are held on open roads and little prior permission is required. The Etape Cymru is held on closed road conditions, which requires traffic management orders, additional signage, marshals and logistical costs relating to event safety. Riding in closed road conditions is a fantastic experience that can’t be rivalled by other open-road sportives.
It has been agreed with Wrexham & Denbighshire Council that the roads will remain closed for all entrants achieving a minimum of 13mph. Even if you cannot meet this target average speed the roads will remain open to cyclists so that entrants can complete the course.
After entering for the event online, all participants MUST register for the Etape Cymru on either the Friday evening or Saturday before the ride the following day. This will involve picking up your event pack which will have everything you need in it for the ride including your rider numbers and timing chip. You just need to bring your ID with you to pick up your pack.
If you cannot make the registration times, you can get a friend to register for you. All they need is a copy of your photo ID and they will be able to pick up your event pack for you.
START TIME: 7am
Minimum Age 18 at 31 December, 2013
WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR ENTRY FEE:
• Fully closed 88-mile route with comprehensive signage
• Marshalling on all main junctions
• Mechanical support
• Medical support
• Sweep vehicle for those who cannot complete the route
• Energy drinks, bars and gels provided at feed stations
• Electronic chip timing system with online results available from event day and texted to mobile phones after completing the route
• Free Parking