Take on this fast and flowing South Chilterns challenge!
Ride through where the Thames cuts the Chilterns at Goring, up into the jagged profile of the Chiltern Hills, on a mix of surfaces to test your pace, performance and handling.
Join us to celebrate the start of our second year of CX Sportives, as we return to Woodcote and this excellent Chilterns course!
The route takes you south to the Thames, dropping on farm tracks to Mapledurham, to break you into the rougher stuff nice and easily. from there it's onto Goring on a mix of roads tracks that include your first taste of bridleway. The route then winds cleverly northwards by taking you up and down the Thames ridge, making the most of the contours to shape your ride.
The final stretch south levels out to take some the strain out of your last miles back to the finish. Amazingly, the route design fits the full 80km route into an area that never sees you more than 6km in straight line from the event base! Excellent for winter ride support, or if you need to cut back in a hurry! At a time when the dark, cold and conditions make skinny tyre road riding about us unappealing as it gets, CX Sportives are the smart choice, with the pace, variety and atmosphere to spur you on through the winter weather!
Woodcote 2012 is the first birthday of our CX Sportive events, and there's another milestone to mark as well! It was at this event in 2011 that Billy Whenman gave the first prototype Whyte CX bike it's very first ride. With the Whyte CX Saxon now firmly on sale, and getting great reviews for it's mtb quality handling, we plan to make sure it's back on show at Woodcote again. We hope to see it under a few riders too!