An early-season sportive test lays in wait in the 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 day’s riding.
Starting out from Salisbury Racecourse, the beginning of the ride is easy going, before you face the toughest climb of the day early on - the climb through Donhead Hollow is always tricky as it’s steep and drawn out.. The ensuing sections take place on rolling roads and can be described as free-flowing, with the occasional peak here and there to tackle tired legs.
As you approach the finish line, 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. 73 and 43 mile rides.
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