It's almost time for our first event of 2022

Posted on Wed, Feb 23, 22

Our first event of 2022 is just under three weeks away and we couldn't be more excited to welcome our riders back to another event in Wiltshire and the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Wiltshire Classic has always been a popular event with our riders, partly because of the undulating roads, fast flat sections and small country lanes, but also because it is such a beautiful area of the country to ride in. 

This event has three routes to choose from, all starting out from Salisbury Racecourse in Wiltshire. Each route crosses into Dorset, then Hampshire, before returning back to Wiltshire. As you cross the county lines and the boundary of South-West and South-East England you’ll ride through free-flowing and rolling roads that won’t trouble your legs too much, making this a perfect early season ride.


Which Route Will You Ride?

If you fancy a challenge and want to spend a day in the saddle, the Long route is the route for you. Otherwise, the Middle and Short routes will suit anyone wanting to get outdoors for time well spent on their bike. You'll be able to tick off the quiet kilometres as you enjoy the charming country roads that link the sleepy rural villages together.


Long - 117km, 1108m elevation   |  Middle - 71km, 701m elevation  |  Short - 49km, 490m elevation

For your Efforts...

Did you know that all our events include several benefits when you enter? These include mechanical and medical support, free event photography, online results and certificates, free parking, OTE Feed Stops on the Long and Middle routes and, of course, fully signed routes so you don't get lost. 

But, the best bit is when you cross the finish line as you'll be rewarded with some treats from our sponsors including an OTE energy bar, a revitalising Jimmy's Iced Coffee, a refreshing beverage from Days and last but not least, a nice new medal to add to your collection.

So, what are you waiting for? Enter the Wiltshire Classic to start your cycling season and experience some of the best riding Cranborne Chase AONB has to offer.



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