New date added to New Forest 100 sportive

Huge demand forces the hand of ride organisers

A huge demand for entries has forced organisers of the Wiggle Super Series New Forest 100 sportive to add a second event.

UK Cycling Events say because all 1,200 places have been snapped up for the Brockenhurst, Hampshire on 2 October – and people keep requesting entries – they had no option but to add an additional date.

It will be held the day before on 1 October, follow exactly the same route as the original but be limited to 500 riders. That means 100 mile (£25), 66 mile (£21) and 44 mile (£16) options around the New Forest National Park. You can expect mechanical support and food stations as part of your entry fee. Those booking before 4 September will get a free High5 nutrition pack worth £12.

Organiser Martin Barden, of UK Cycling Events, said: "We were delighted when the New Forest 100 Sportive sold out in record time. When more and more road bike riders kept requesting places, adding another event on the Saturday seemed like the perfect solution. We did a similar ‘Saturday’ sportive in April when our Spring Sportive sold out early. It was very well received by the riders who missed out but were keen to ride”.

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