SPRING 83 km and 140 km - Cancelled
Because of COVID-19, this ride is canclled. I will leave the route sheet and gpx file on the website as you may like to ride the route - complying of course with the current government guidance and take a picnic.
The Spring Rides (83 km & 140 km) will take place on Sunday 5th April 2020. Both rides start at 8am from Worthy Lane car park (in front of the Winchester Hotel) SO23 7AB (parking free on Sundays). They finish at the Little Kitchen Bistro at the Golf Academy off Down Farm Lane, Headbourne Worthy where refreshments are available. The Little Kitchen is open until 5pm.
There is no need to register in advance. Just turn up armed with the route sheet/gpx.
There is no minimum or maximum time.
The two routes routes are joint for the first 40 km and follow familiar roads via Stoke Charity, Hunton Down, Laverstoke through to Woodcut and Ashmansworth. The two routes then split.
The 83 km route goes via West Woodhay Down to Faccombe and then drops down to Hurstbourne Tarrant (option for refreshments at the Tea Cosy) and then along the Bourne Valley to Barton Stacey, Bullington, Wonston, South Wonston and back to Headbourne Worthy.
After the split, the 140 km goes via Ball Hill, Kintbury, Wickham, Lambourn (option for refreshments at Goodies Café in Lambourn). It then goes over the Downs to Baydon, Aldbourne, Hungerford (option for refreshments at the Tutti Pole), 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).