Take on this fast and flowing South Chilterns challenge and ride through where the Thames cuts the Chilterns at Goring, up into the jagged profile of the stunning (and often challenging) Chiltern Hills, on a mix of surfaces to test your pace, performance and handling. The Woodcote Wildwood offers three options to cater for a range of riders: The 40km CX with a maximum gradient of 14% and 620m of height gain, the CXX at 60km also with a gradient of 14% but climbs totalling 862m and the full CXXX an 80km challenge with 1207m of climbing (and, again, that maximum gradient of 14%). Exact terrain mix varies but is generally 60% Road (mostly back lanes), 25% fast tracks (fire road/farm track), 10% bridleway and 5% singletrack (semi-technical off road).
Support/feed stations are on route for both the 60 and 80km options (drinks only on 40km) and the event has the usual support and mech vehicles to make sure everyone gets back. The Woodcote Wildwood also offers electronic timing, free Torq energy drinks and free energy snack allocations at feed stations and finish. Registration opens 8.30am at Langtree School, Woodcote (map here), with first ride away at 9.00am – entry for the 80 and 60km routes is £20, and a mere £16 for the 40km CX.
Full details of the Woodcote Wildwood and online entry at cxsportive.com