Cycle Wiltshire Sportive
May 3, 2014 - 08:30
Cycle Wiltshire sportive rides have something for everyone. We have scoured the area for the most picturesque and enjoyable routes, whilst providing a challenge for all levels of rider. The routes comprise: short route 20 miles, medium route 64 miles long route100 miles.
The roads used on these routes are quiet offering stunning views of the Wiltshire countryside with some tough climbs without the event being a complete "sufferfest" of climbing. The events will be timed, with an official photographer out on the course to capture those important action shots. Along the route will be refreshment stops all with medical support and mechanical back up just in case needed. The event will be fully supported and signposted.
The routes show off Wiltshire at its best, taking in many of the famous Wiltshire White Horses at Marlborough, Hackpen, Cherhill and Alton Barnes, as well as the prehistoric sights of Avebury stone circle, Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow.
We also take in other notable places: Crossing the Ridgeway path, Kennet and Avon Canal, Crofton beam engines, Wilton Windmill, Sting's residence and the house Robbie Williams lived in recently!
All the Sportive cycle rides start and finish at Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Salisbury and the centre will also host the Cycle Village. The village will be a fantastic environment to be part of for those taking part in a cycle ride or those there looking to soak up the special atmosphere. The village will play host to a number of exhibition stalls, and great food and entertainment throughout the day for adults and children alike.
As well as being an ideal place to talk to fellow riders and find out how people have got on, the Sportive Village will also have shower and changing facilities for those participating and the opportunity to get a much-needed post-cycle massage.