300km cycling event starting from Chalfont St Peter, SL9 9QX. Controls at Pangbourne, Kimbridge, Fordingbridge, Alresford and Winnersh, plus 2 information controls. Ride through rolling Hampshire countryside from Chalfont St Peter, NW of London, down to the New Forest and back. Sleepover at the community centre Fri night may be available - check nearer the date.
The outward scenery is varied and attractive – Chilterns, Kennet Valley, the Hampshire Downs, the Test Valley with its string of lovely villages and the New Forest. The turning point is Fordingbridge The return is pretty benign with a fairly flat course and the prevailing wind behind you. The route crosses back over the New Forest, skirts Winchester to Alresford which has shops and cafes and then takes in the easy climb back over the Downs via the Candovers. It’s back roads to Wokingham and on to Maidenhead where a very easy route, mainly lit, takes the southern edge of the Chilterns to the end. The route is fixed friendly with the climb of White Hill after Kingsclere (100m of 10% or thereabouts) the major climb of the day. The route may change slightly. All entrants will be given definitive versions of the routesheet and GPX near to the event.
D This is an updated event - the date has changed!
- 06:24 BST
- 19:36 BST
- Parking free or reasonably priced, at start
- Youth Hostel at or near start
- Toilets at the start
- Left luggage secure(ish) at the start
- Refreshments free or reasonably priced, at start and/or finish
- GPS files available from organiser
- Ian Oliver
- Willesden CC
- Entries to:
- (please enter online)
- 15-30 kph
- Total Climb:
- Event No:
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