Wiggle Events

Guide to Wiggle Events

Guide to Wiggle Events

How do I select the most appropriate event for my ability and requirements?
Before you enter, take a moment to think about what you want from the event. Do you want a challenge where you can push yourself? Or do you want to spend the day at a more leisurely pace? Once you’ve established this, you need to be honest with yourself about your current ability level: what’s your current training? What distances and terrains are you experienced in? Although it’s fantastic to push yourself and achieve new goals, it’s also extremely important that you don’t leave yourself vulnerable to injury and exhaustion. Once you’ve done a few events, you’ll have a better idea of what to expect and will be able to push ahead throughout the season!

Why should I take part in an event?
Entering an event is a great way to set a goal and a focus. Events give you something to look forward to during the working week and the entry is an incentive to make sure that you get outside in the fresh air at the weekend. Plus training for events can improve your fitness. The event day itself will leave you with the great feeling of having achieved a goal, honed skills, and met new people that share your interests.

Who organises these events?

Our events are organised by a dedicated cycling events company, all Wiggle events feature a range of benefits for all participants who take part.

  • Massage 
  • Event Photos
  • Pick-up wagons 
  • On site catering 
  • Finisher gift 
  • Electronic chip timing 
  • Rider public liability insurance 
  • Facilities and parking 
  • Web results service
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Bespoke medal & certificate
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Mechanical & medical support
  • Free nutrition stops
  • Expertly planned & signed routes
  • Experienced event team

What do the different event types and formats mean?
Wiggle offers a range of different events which we categorise using the following terms:

  • Standard - This is the base standard of distance. Not too hard not too easy, just right!
  • Short - Slightly shorter than standard distance. Aimed more for enjoyment.
  • Epic - The longest distance option for those up for a challenge!
  • Black / Long One - Available on only the Wiggle Magnificat and Sussex Gran Fondo, these distances are aimed at the brave! 
  • Under 16 - Any child under the age of 16 can ride with appropriate adult supervision.

How long is each event? The distance of each event is shown on the product details page. Each event’s distance is given in miles. For a rough conversion to kilometres, please see the table below:
 

Miles
Kilometres
1
1.6
5
8.04
10
16.09
15
24.14
20
32.18
25
40.23
30
48.28
35
56.32
40
64.37
45
72.42
50
80.46
55
88.51
60
96.56
65
104.6
70
112.65
75
120.7
80
128.74
90
144.84
100
160.9
110
177.03

 

Are these events safe and is first aid provided?
Our event organisers all have a wealth of experience between them. All routes are checked, well-marked and there is always somebody that is trained in First Aid on-site. However, entrants are urged to take necessary precautions to avoid leaving themselves vulnerable to accidents and injury. For some events, there is a time limit on course completion to ensure that participants are not left out on the route.

Will there be parking available at the event start?
All Wiggle events include allocated car parking. We advise entrants to share car journeys where possible to ensure that congestion and traffic in and around the area are kept to a minimum. Parking at Sold Out events are likely to reach maximum capacity and entrants are therefore advised to arrive early to ensure that they secure a car parking space.

Do events start and finish in the same place?
Wiggle event routes are circular and start and finish at the same place. This is to make sure that it really is easy for entrants to turn up, ride and go home after a successful day out!

Are there age limits for events?
Most of the Wiggle Super Series events offer an Under 16 option. The full-length routes are designed to offer more difficult challenges. The Under 16 option is our way of offering something for everybody – regardless of age, gender or skill.

What do I need to take with me to an event?

  • Ticket - Please ensure you print out your e-ticket and take it with you to the event. You will be required to present this at registration.
  • You will need to bring a Bike to participate in Cycling Events
  • Helmet - You will be required to take your helmet with you to registration.
  • Appropriate cycling clothing
  • Cycling shoes
  • Nutrition
  • Spares for road side repairs
  • Water bottles

Do we publish event results?
Wiggle doesn't publish the results to a public audience. Results are available online. For further information please refer to your entry pack.

Entering a Wiggle Event

Entering a Wiggle Event

How do I buy an event ticket?

Wiggle event tickets are available as products to purchase on the Wiggle website. Select the event ticket you wish to purchase, add the item to your basket and proceed to checkout as normal.

When you purchase an event ticket you will be asked for the following additional details prior to placing your order:

  • Rider First Name.
  • Rider Last Name.
  • Rider Email Address.
  • Rider Mobile Tel Number.
  • Gender (M/F).
  • Date Of Birth (in format YYYY-MM-DD).
  • Emergency Contact Name.
  • Emergency Contact Tel Number
  • Do you have any medical conditions we should be aware of? 
  • I agree to Wiggle Events Terms & Conditions

 

Please check this information carefully before submitting your order as mistakes cannot be rectified by Wiggle.

Please be aware that unfortunately it is not possible to discount the price of event tickets using promotional voucher codes or the Wiggle Rewards Gold/Platinum discounts.

How will I receive my event ticket?
Once your order has been processed by Wiggle you will receive email confirmation of the events you have booked, the rider info you have submitted together with a unique ticket ID for each rider for each event. You will not receive anything from Wiggle via post. Please print this confirmation email and bring it with you to the event as proof of entry. You will receive a second email which contains details of how to access the event pack.

If you order an event ticket within 7 days of the event date, please Contact Us if you have not received both emails in time to attend the event.

What if the event I want to attend sells out?
We only have limited number of tickets available per event. Once they have all been sold we are not able to offer this event and the product will show as out of stock.

What if I need to change my details, the event distance or cancel my order?
If you need to change any of your booking details or cancel your order please contact Wiggle Customer Services or refer to your entry pack. Be ready to quote your Wiggle order number and event unique ID.

Wiggle Events Calendar 2019

Wiggle events calendar 2019

March 30th 2019 - Wiggle New Forest Sportive 2019

Wiggle New Forest Sportive 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is a Wiggle cycling event like?

All our Wiggle events are professionally organised to allow you to relax and enjoy the ride whilst we take care of the rest. Our friendly staff will be at hand for anything you need. Any questions?

Sounds great but I have limited time to ride at weekends.             

We know that. Hence why you can always expect free parking at the venue and speedy registration having bought your ticket online with us. You will be given a timing chip and a security brief at the start the line. And you’re off!

Hmmm… I feel insecure about riding on my own on unknown roads and trails.

Our events are very popular so there will be plenty of like-paced cyclists you can tag onto. And don’t worry, no need for a GPS if you haven’t got one. You can expect a fully-marked route and marshals’ at strategic points to guide you along the way.

What if….

Keep calm and keep riding. We got you covered with on-course mechanical and medical assistance if needed. And your ticket includes rider public liability insurance too.

OK Wiggle I will need a rest and some re-fuelling. Will you help?

Yes indeed. We’ll have feed stations where you can self-serve hot and cold drinks, sweet and savoury snacks and nutritional products from top brands.

What will I get out of your events in the end?

There’s nothing that beats the satisfaction of having completed a good ride. We top it up with a bespoke medal of the event for you to commemorate such glory and a Wiggle finisher gift to say ‘thank you’. And whilst it’s not a race, you’ll be able to see if your time deserves a Gold, Silver or Bronze finisher’s certificate which you can download and print.

Any more questions?

Head over to our Facebook page where you can message us and see our up to date calendar of events. If you want to draw your friends or family with you, click on the ‘Going’ or ‘Interested’ buttons and share your intentions with them. Remember you can save 20% on all our events on single bookings of 4 tickets or more.

We hope to see you at the start line of a Wiggle event soon…

 

Wiggle Events 2019 - Terms & Conditions

Wiggle Events 2019 - Terms & Conditions 

The Terms and Conditions detailed below apply to all entrants participating in any Wiggle event organised and operated by Wiggle.com. Completion of an entry form or purchase of an entry by every participant acknowledges acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by the participant.

  1. Wiggle event tickets can only be purchased through wiggle.com
  2. The participant accepts that the event they are entering is not a race in any format. Results will be published in alphabetical order only and anyone considered to be competing against others, will be stopped from riding and banned from entering future events.
  3. The participant is fully responsible for their actions whilst attending the event. This includes the event centre and during the ride itself. Wiggle do not accept responsibility for the actions of the participant nor the consequences of such actions.
  4. Each participant, upon signing the registration form, agrees that they are physically and mentally capable of riding the distance they have chosen. If, during the event, they decide to change their route and distance, then all consequences of this action are theirs.
  5. The Event Registration Form must be completed by a person aged 18 years or over. Evidence of age may be requested. Participants under the age of 18 years will be allowed to participate in the event with the consent of their parent or legal guardian who must sign the Event Registration Form on behalf of the under age rider. Signing is also an acceptance for the actions and consequences of the underage rider. Under 16’s need to be accompanied at all times by an adult who is responsible for them.
  6. All riders are covered by third party insurance for the duration of the event. The cost of this is included in your entry fee. In additional Wiggle events are covered for public liability.
  7. It is mandatory that all riders wear a safety approved cycling helmet complying with latest EN1078, ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards. Any rider not wearing a helmet will not be covered by the event insurance and will be disqualified from the event and could be liable for damages if involved in an accident on that basis. The rider must accept this as a condition of entry. Wiggle reserve the right to refuse entry to the event to anyone with inappropriate equipment or clothing. The participant confirms that the cycle/bike they are riding for the event and all of their equipment is of a suitable standard and state of trail/road worthiness. In particular, the ability to complete longest distance, and over rough terrain dependant on the event.
  8. The participant confirms that the cycle/bike they are riding for the event and all of their equipment is of a suitable standard and state of road/trail worthiness. In particular, the ability to complete longest distance, and over rough terrain dependant on the event.
  9. During the event there will be warning signs at appropriate points on the roads or trails. Absence of these signs does not signal there are no dangers approaching and it is the individual rider’s responsibility to make a decision regarding whether to ride a section or not. The marking of the route does not necessarily indicate that the trail or road is rideable, and the participant is deemed to make their own decision about whether to proceed on bike, foot or not at all.
  10. Any marked route is shown for guidance only and Wiggle do not insist that you use the route shown. Therefore, if the rider chooses to ride a section, it is entirely their own choice. If they choose a different route to avoid obstacles or sections they decide are beyond their capabilities, they do so entirely at their own risk.
  11. You must obey all state highway code rules. You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time. Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and any other traffic. Please always indicate your intention to stop or change direction. All cyclists must adhere to and obey the state highway code, local By-laws and laws of the UK where applicable and extend all reasonable courtesy to other road and off road users.
  12. Wiggle reserves the right to shorten or alter the published route at any time. Participants do not have the right to claim a refund if the route is shortened.
  13. Riders must be considerate to other uses of bridleways, tracks and byways when riding off road. Upon seeing other users, such as horse riders and walkers, riders are required to slow down and pass with care. Where appropriate, riders should stop and wait at the side of the route for other uses such as horse riders to pass safely.
  14. Each participant will be fully responsible for any fees or costs incurred or arising from an accident either involving or caused by the rider. This includes, but is not exclusive to, fees from Police, Air Ambulance, Fire and Rescue and the Ambulance service. If the situation arises that you are not capable of making the decision to call the emergency services, the rider agrees that a member of Wiggle or a member of the public may call for them. In this situation, the rider still accepts the costs and consequences of such actions.
  15. Each participant agrees to assign and grant the right and permission for Wiggle to use and publish any photographs/film/video/electronic representations and/or sound recordings of the participant on any Wiggle activity. The participant hereby releases Wiggle from any and all liability from such use and promotion. The participant hereby authorises the reproduction, sale, copyright, exhibit, broadcast, electronic storage and/or distribution of said photographs/film/video tapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings without limitation at the discretion of Wiggle. The participant specifically waives any right to any compensation they may have for appearing in any of the photographs/film/video/electronic representations and/or sound recordings of the participant at a Wiggle event.
  16. The participants agree to return or call the event centre before the close of the event and report to a member of staff. Not doing so will mean that a search may be organised, and the subsequent cost will be billed to the rider.
  17. Event entry fees cannot be refunded or transferred under any circumstances.
  18. Wiggle reserves the right to cancel any event, due to extreme weather conditions. In such an event, each participants entry with be automatically moved to the rescheduled event. If a Participant cannot make this event, they can carry their entry to another event of an equal or lower ticket value within the following 12-month period. No refunds will be issued.

Vitus Dragon Ride - Prize Draw competition for a pair of tickets.

Vitus Dragon Ride - Prize Draw Competition for a pair of Tickets

Win Vitus Dragon Ride Tickets!

For one week only, starting on the 17th February, we're giving you the chance to win two Vitus Dragon Ride entries when you sign up to the Wiggle New Forest Sportive.
 
This is your chance to ride in the heart of the New Forest and grab yourself an opportunity to use your honed skills to slay the Dragon! 
 
The Vitus Dragon Ride is one of the oldest and most iconic sportives in the UK, returning to Margam Park on Sunday 9 June 2019 for its 16th year. Riders tackle epic climbs through the stunning Welsh scenery of the Brecon Beacons.
 
Click on the image to Sign up!
Wiggle New Forest Sportive 2019
 
Terms and Conditions
  1. The Competition is organised by Wiggle Ltd. 1000 Lakeside, Suite 310, Third Floor N E Wing, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN.
  2. These terms and conditions together with any specific rules set out in Competition Notices (as defined below) are the Competition Rules ("Rules") and apply to any competitions on the www.wiggle.co.uk website ("Competition"), unless otherwise expressly stated. By entering a Competition, entrants agree to be bound by these Rules.
  3. Wiggle Limited reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition, the Competition Notice or these Rules at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted either on the website www.wiggle.co.uk or within the Competition Notice or within these Rules. A copy of the Rules may also be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to: Wiggle Ltd. 1000 Lakeside, Suite 310, Third Floor N E Wing, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN.
  4. The promotion starts Sunday 17th February at 12:00am and closes 23rd February 2019 at 11:59 pm.
  5. Applicable to only Wiggle New Forest Sportive 2019 Adult tickets.
  6. For each Ticket order placed you will be entered into a Prize Draw to win a Pair of Vitus Dragon Ride Sportive tickets  worth up to £97.50 each.
  7. The winning entrant will be picked by random and Wiggle will contact the winner directly by email and your details sent to Human Race to activate the entry to the Vitus Dragon Ride.
  8. Competition winner(s)' names may be published on the Wiggle Limited website or other websites associated with it.
  9. Prize winners will be chosen at random unless specified otherwise in the Competition Notice, from all qualifying entries within 28 days of the closing date specified in the Competition Notice. In all matters, the decision of Wiggle Limited shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

 

 

Wiggle New Forest Sportive - Media Partners BikeRadar & Cycling Plus

BikeRadar & Cycling Plus - Media Partners 

BikeRadar, the world’s most comprehensive online cycling resource, and Cycling Plus, the UK’s biggest and bestselling cycling magazine, have officially partnered with Wiggle to bring you this year’s Wiggle New Forest Sportive on Saturday 30 March.

When you enter the Wiggle New Forest Sportive, Cycling Plus Magazine would like to offer you a digital download of Europe’s Best Rides – a 30-page guide to unmissable adventures at home and abroad - completely free! If you’re looking to plot your 2019 cycling exploits on the continent. Look out for your free digital download link in your order confirmation message.

Free Wiggle Assist Insurance For Every New Forest Sportive Entrant.

Free Wiggle Assist Insurance for every Participant.

 

 

FREE Wiggle Assist Insurance for every Wiggle New Forest entrant valued at £29.27. The Wiggle Assist policy has the following cover: Terms & Conditions Apply.

£1 Million 3rd Party Liability cover
Personal Accident Cover
Emergency Private Medical & Dental Treatment
Emergency Physiotherapy cover
Free Legal Advice

To activate your FREE year policy, call 0330 016 5113. 

Terms & Conditions 

Wiggle Insurance reserves the right to cancel or amend this offer and terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. Your statutory rights are not affected.
Only first-time customers are eligible for the promotion.
This promotional offer is only available for valid Wiggle New Forest Event Entrants.
The promo is only valid for policies taken out between 13/03/2019 and 01/04/2019.
You will need your event booking reference number to activate this promotion.
Promotional discount only applies to the first annual policy term. Normal pricing thereafter.
Promotional discount only applies to Wiggle Assist policies and cannot be transferred to other products. 
This promotional offer cannot be shared or distributed without our prior written authorisation or approval.
Customers that violate these T&Cs may have legal action taken against them.
Please ensure that you have read and understood the policy wording, all terms of the policy apply. 
Credit card details are required in order to complete the activation of this promotion.
This Wiggle Assist Cover does not form part of Wiggle's event Public Liability Cover.

 

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