Winchester CTC supports Cycle Winchester, a local community action group, campaigning to make Winchester  better by bike.

Cycle Winchester

 The Spring Rides 140 km and 83 km are on Saturday 20th April 2024.

Start times:

140 km starts at 8 am 

83 km starts at 8.30 am

Start venue Worthy Lane Car Park (in front of the Winchester Hotel) SO23 7AB (parking fee payable on Saturdays)

Finish venue: The Kitchen, Winchester Golf Academy, Down Farm Lane, Headbourne Worthy, SO226RG.

Entry fee: £5 (includes a free tea or coffee at the finish).

Minimum time for the 83 km is 3 1/4 hrs (earliest finish 11.45 am)

Maximum time limit is 6 hrs (latest finish 2.30 pm) 

Minimum time for the 140 km is 5 ½ hrs (earliest finish 1.30 pm)

Maximum time limit is 9 hrs (latest finish 5pm)

Please enter in advance if you possibly can as it helps with planning, in particular, advising The Kitchen at the Golf Academy of expected numbers. 

To enter, please click on this link to  entry form 

To pay: Payment is by PayPal (you do not have to be a PayPal user). 

In case there are problems with the payment link in the form, it is https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7SPUQJ4BSYFDG

Route sheets and gpx files can be download (see attachments at end of article),  any problems please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The routes are the same as 2023 and have been checked. The two routes are joint for the first 40 km and follow familiar roads via Stoke Charity, Hunton Down, Laverstoke through to Woodcut and Ashmansworth.

Shortly after this the two routes split.

The 83 km route goes via West Woodhay Down (great views from the top) to Faccombe and then drops down to Hurstbourne Tarrant. From there it heads down Bourne Valley to Barton Stacey, Bullington, Wonston, South Wonston and back to Headbourne Worthy.

Options for refreshments on the 83 km

Tea Cosy, Hurstbourne Tarrant (https://www.facebook.com/theteacosyhurstbournetarrant/?locale=en_GB)

The Boundary Community Shop and Café, St. Mary Bourne (https://www.facebook.com/theteacosyhurstbournetarrant/?locale=en_GB

After the split, the 140 km goes via Ball Hill, Kintbury, Wickham, Lambourn. It then goes to Baydon, Aldbourne, Hungerford, before climbing Ham Hill and then down to Vernham Down and Hurstbourne Tarrant, where it re-joins the 83 km route for the last 30 km (see above).

Options for refreshments on the 140 km

Priscilla’s café at East Garston https://www.priscillaskitchen.co.uk/,

Goodies Café, Lambourn https://www.facebook.com/goodieslambourn/

Aldbourne PO https://www.facebook.com/AldbourneStores/?locale=en_GB)

Tutti Poll, Hungerford http://thetuttipole.co.uk/

Route sheets and gpx files

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 20th April. 2024

Best wishes

Sue

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