Bike Blenheim Palace 2012 expands to two-day festival

One of our best days out last year; next time we get a party & camping

by nick_rearden   November 16, 2011  

Blenheim 2011: Hutchinson won the Brompton Champs and 40Km TT double, can he repeat in 2012?

Next year's edition of Bike Blenheim Palace which for the fifth time will encompass the Brompton World Championships is set to grow on the weekend of 18 - 19 August to two day's worth of the kind of eccentric cycling fun and games that have made it a 'must-do' on the cycling calendar.

Apart from the Brompton World Championships themselves, a top-level 40Km time-trial that was won last year by Michael Hutchinson and Sarah Storey and a choice of sportive rides that head out into the Oxfordshire countryside, next year the organisers are adding a 40Km off-road sportive, cyclo-cross races and a 1Km Sprint.

The organisers are also developing a test track for disabled riders and promising a wide range of children's races including a Balance Bike Championships for under-5s.  

Best of all, so that everyone can easily stay over for the weekend there will be camping and what the organisers are describing as "festivities" on the Saturday evening.


Bike Blenheim Palace – 18th & 19th August 2012

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This is good news. My main feedback this year was that sportive riders ran the risk of not seeing the Brompton Worlds (which is what happened to me and a few pals) so hopefully they will put them on separate days. Oh and with any luck they'll retain the bacon rolls on the sportive Smile

Shut up legs

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posted by slow-cyclo [74 posts]
16th November 2011 - 12:22

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Can I just add as a former resident of Woodstock (now living a few miles further up the road into the Cotswolds) that it is an absolutely charming place to spend a weekend if anyone has an OH who needs persuading Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [9521 posts]
16th November 2011 - 13:49