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An early summer sportive test lays in wait in the Sigma Sports Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive, which criss-crosses 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 days riding.

How to enter the Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive

  1. Standard

    Bike 61mi
    £3–£40
    Event passed
  2. Epic

    Bike 81mi
    £3–£40
    Event passed
  3. Short

    Bike 30mi
    £3–£31
    Event passed

Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive routes

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 Sigma Sports 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. Epic riders split a few miles prior to Bedchester and head out on a loop towards Stour Provost, West Orchard and Hammon before re-joining the Standard route shortly after Iwerne Minster.

Another climb awaits just before the routes merge, which again is steep but can be despatched quickly – and as 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 Sigma Sports 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.

Event Details

What’s Included
Facilities and parking
Mechanical support
Medical support
Full route marking
3rd Party Rider public liability insurance
Feed Stops
Energy food and drink
Electronic chip timing
Online results
Online certificates
Finisher medal
On site catering
Pick-up wagons
Photos by SportivePhoto
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Retail Opportunities
A free copy of Cycling Weekly magazine

Wiltshire Wildcat Sportive weather forecast

Overcast throughout the day.

24°C
Predicted highs
14°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 9mph

Meet the organizer

We organise over 35 cycling events a year across Great Britain, as well as one in France, offering full medical and mechanical support. We plan our events in some of the most scenic locations we can find, while making sure the routes are perfectly suited for day in saddle. All of our cycling events have multiple routes of varying length and elevation. This is to cater for cyclist of all ages and abilities. Our cycling events aren't just about Road Sportives - we also organise a selection of Mountain Bike and Cyclocross events.

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