Wiggle Bournemouth Sportive
May 31, 2014 - 08:00
Set near the seaside town of Bournemouth and set across the three Counties of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. The route balances quiet roads, sublime scenery and the challenge of the three quality climbs of Win Green, Bulbarrow and Milton Abbas. You will enjoy the panoramic views of distant Somerset from Dorset’s highest point Bulbarrow, the picture postcard view of Milton Abbey School Playing Fields on the way down and the model village of Milton Abbas going up the climb of the same name.
Starting at the convenient Chapel Gate Sports Centre, on the outskirts of Bournemouth, the route goes north towards Salisbury, over to Shaftsbury before heading to the stunning villages, quiet lanes and hills of the North Dorset Downs and home. The route takes in villages such as Rockbourne, Ebbesborne Wake, Fontwell Magna, Fiddleford, Hilton, Winterbourne Stickland and Tarrant Rushton (home of “The Cliff”).
All the routes will take you on peaceful roads and through secluded villages. Bournemouth is convenient to get to and boosting some great attractions in addition to the fantastic cycling roads, so why not make a weekend of it!