Saddle up for the Haywards Heath Howler bike ride

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The Wiggle Super Series Haywards Heath Howler is set to take place on Sunday August 7.

The aim of the Wiggle Super Series, organised by online cycling and tri-sports retailer ‘Wiggle’, is to encourage cyclists of all levels to get out and ride.

Operating in the UK for six years, the event incorporates 45 events with over 75,000 riders expected to take part in 2016.

The Haywards Heath cycle will include more than 2,500m of climbing and pay dividends to this ride’s fierce and revered reputation as it takes in the most notorious ascents in the area.

The course will start at The South of England Centre Ltd, Selsfield Road, Ardingly, between 7:30am and 8:45am. Registration will open at 7.15am.

The epic route, spanning 103 miles (166km) will feature a gruelling 7,204ft (2,196m) of hill climbing action.

The standard route of 72 miles (116m) contains a tough 5,524ft (1,684m) of incline and the short route 47 miles (76km) contains a considerable incline of 3,382ft (1,031m).

All riders will receive well-stocked feed stations, a well-signed course, mechanical and medical support and a high quality medal and t-shirt for finishing the course.

The event village includes facilities and parking, bike washing facilities and on site catering. Riders also receive online certificates, and electronic chip timing.

There will also be mechanical support, ride photography, OS Maps free trial, Muc Off free sample and personal rider insurance.

The event is not a race however all participants receive electronic timing and courses have a gold, silver or bronze timing standards to aim for.

Prices start from as little as £26 per person and under 16’s ride for free when accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the Haywards Heath ride or to book tickets visit http://www.wiggle.co.uk/haywards-heath-howler-2016/

To find out about other Wiggle Super Series cycles taking place across the country visit http://www.wiggle.co.uk/wiggle-super-series/events/