Not quite as scary as it sounds this late season event is now in its fourth year and has been a sell out in each year so early booking is recommended. The course weaves through the scenic roads below the South Downs, and loops around the stunning Devils Punch Bowl before heading for the hills of the North Downs.
The Devils Punch is deliberately shorter than a lot of sportives to reflect the time of year and to widen the appeal – it is, however, still a challenge, and includes a couple of ‘awesome’ hills taking in some of the best views of Hampshire and Surrey. There are two route options – the Epic of 119km (with 1,395m ascent) and the Standard of 82km, which of course features a little less climbing with 1,000m ascent.
Starting at Treloar College in Holybourne, near Alton, registration opens at 07:30 with the event starts at 08:00.
- Event centre facilities and parking
- Mechanical support
- Full route marking
- Rider public liability insurance
- Free energy drink and snacks
- Electronic chip timing
- Bike wash facilities
- Web results service
- Emergency support
- On site catering
- Event photography
- Event massage
- Pick-up wagons
Full details of the Wiggle Devils Punch Sportive at ukcyclingevents.co.uk