FAQs - EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 2022
Has the event been postponed?
It is with regret and huge disappointment that we are having to postpone the Wiltshire Sportive to 2022. Despite a great deal of work by everyone involved, the challenges posed by the uncertainties around Covid-19 has meant that we will be unable to stage a quality event, and the sensible option is to postpone to 2022. We are grateful for the hard work behind the scenes of our team and of course we will be refunding the full entry fee to all those who have registered so far. This money should hit your bank accounts over the next 7 days.
Where is registration?
At Corsham Rugby Club, Lacock Road, Corsham, SN13 9QG
What time is registration?
TBC - Event postponed until 2022
What time do the rides start?
The Wallaby – TBC
What facilities are at the venue?
There will be plenty of WCs provided as well as showering and changing facilities. We cannot however offer secure bag storage.
Is there parking?
There will be plenty of off-road free car parking at the venue.
Are there any refreshments available?
Yes – in addition pit-stops on the various routes there will be a variety of hot and cold food, soft drinks and bars provided as part of the event.
If I bring a non cycling friend / family member will there be anything for them to do?
Yes – In addition to the sportive we are organising a family fun day at Corsham RFC with lots of entertainment and refreshments throughout the day. Full details will be available on the website when confirmed.
Is the event on open roads?
Yes – all the roads you ride on will be open roads, so you must always adhere to the highway code.
Will the event be timed?
No – to reduce congestion at the start we have decided not to have timing chips
Will the route be signed?
A Yes – all routes will have signage, please take special notice (there will be marshals) at points where routes split (Lion & Springbok) to ensure you don’t end up on the wrong route.
Where are the pitstops?
- Start to 1st pitstop 30.8 miles (950 ft climbing) www.rwbrfc.club
- 1st pitstop to 2nd pitstop 18 miles (1000 ft climbing) https://www.kvh.org.uk/
- 2nd pitstop to 3rd pitstop 21 miles (950 ft climbing) https://devizesrfc.rfu.club
- Final pitstop to finish 16 miles (600 ft climbing) https://corshamrfc.rfu.club/
- Start to 1st pitstop 23.6 miles (900ft climbing) www.rwbrfc.club
- Pitstop to finish 31.4 miles (668 ft climbing) https://corshamrfc.rfu.club/
- Start to 1st pitstop 14 miles (500ft climbing)
- Final pitstop to finish 11 miles (375 ft climbing) https://corshamrfc.rfu.club/
Can a group of us ride together?
Yes – riders will start in groups of about 15-20. If you want to ride in a specific group, please gather away from the start line and then arrive at the start line together. We don’t want people waiting at the start line for other group members as this will cause a blockage.
Can I use an e-bike?
Absolutely – any roadworthy bike is acceptable. We’d rather have you out in the fresh air than sitting at home watching TV!
Do I have to wear a cycle helmet?
Yes – no helmet no ride!