Welcome to the Polka Dot Challenge™
A memorial to the late George "Spud" Riley
Will's Wheels Cycling Club are organisers of the Polka Dot Challenge, a cycle sportive set in the Peak District National Park and Staffordshire Moorlands. The event will take place on May 26th, 2013. The HQ and start will be at Woodford village, 10 miles south of Manchester.
There are three rides making up the event. 30 miles, 60 miles and 100 miles. All three of the routes have a number of categorised and signed climbs of varying length and severity. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty. Tough terrain for the cyclist is rewarded with good vantage points and excellent views of this rugged landscape.
We are now accepting entries for the 2013 Polka Dot Challenge™. To take part go to our entry page
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All three of the rides are fully signposted with marshals at key points. The riders are electronically timed for each route. There is also technical assistance and broomwagon should that be required. The three distances have a number of feed stations, three for the 100, where food and drink will be provided.
The Polka Dot Challenge has a change of route for 2013 which will offer previous participants a new angle on this event. It is one of the toughest sportives on the calendar and a memorable day out for all abilities is guaranteed.