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Brewin Dolphin Ridgeway Rouleur Sportive

Saturday 22nd April 2017 - Oxford Football Club, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP

Departing from the Kassam Stadium, home of Oxford United FC, the UKCE Ridgeway Rouleur offers the best of Oxfordshire’s stunning rolling countryside, passing through picturesque villages filled with quaint cottages and impressive manor houses.

Standard and Epic course riders head west straight away, making their way up the iconic landscape of the Wittenham Clumps, with stunning panoramic views of south Oxfordshire, before crossing the River Thames and winding out through small villages on quiet roads.

From Woolstone to Wantage, the Standard and Epic routes wind along and across the Ridgeway – Britain’s oldest road – which has been used by both ancient and modern traffic for more than 5,000 years. At the village of Uffington, riders are rewarded with a spectacular view of the mystical White Horse chalk remains.

While the short route passes through Wallingford, the best surviving Saxon Fortified town in England, all routes head towards Watlington, an area standing between the Vale of Oxford and the steep slopes of the Chilterns, Epic riders head towards the chalk grassland of Aston Rowant Nature Reserve before looping back below the traditional market town of Thame.

All routes rejoin and head back towards Oxford passing Chalgrove Airfield, next to a civil war battle site. With rolling quiet roads, and superb views across areas steeped in history, the Ridgeway Rouleur presents an ideal sportive to take in the very best areas of Oxfordshire while giving your all on the mixed terrain in the area.

Make this a day to really remember by upgrading your ride to a Brewin Dolphin Velo Club ticket

Velo Club ticket includes:

  • Custom Brewin Dolphin Jersey (rrp £65)
  • Coffee & Breakfast on arrival
  • Lunch and drink on return
  • Goodie bag
  • Chance to ride with VIP celebrity guest
  • Q&A with VIP guests
  • Mechanical support from Official Support Partner Lezyne
  • Sportive Training plan from Official Training Partner Wattbike
  • Complimentary post ride massage from Official Physio Partner Six Physio

Times & Certificates

Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our Results Page

This Event Includes:

  • Facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops
  • Energy food and drink
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • Finisher gift
  • Finisher medal
  • On site catering
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Retail Opportunities

Route Info

Route: Epic
Dist: 87 Miles        Difficulty: 7/10
Route: Standard
Dist: 52 Miles        Difficulty: 6/10
Route: Short
Dist: 34 Miles        Difficulty: 4/10

Event Video

Key Information

Awards

Although all our rides are non competitive events (i.e. not races), most people still like to know how well they've done. With this in mind we will time each participants ride. When you complete your ride your time will be calculated and these timings, along with the timing Award you achieved, will be displayed on the Website. Each rider will receive a timing award of either; bronze, silver or gold, depending on their average speed. Of course, some riders aren't bothered about all these awards and just cycle for the experience and stunning scenery.

Event photography by SportivePhoto

SportivePhoto will be taking pictures of all riders at this event. Please visit www.sportivephoto.com once you have taken part in the event to view your photos!

Terms and Conditions

By purchasing an event entry you agree to the UK Cycling Events terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions can be read here.

Route distances and elevations are approximate and subject to change. Changes can be due to road closures or for safety reasons. Any changes will be kept to a minimum where possible.