Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event. More information as to why and what you need to do can be found below.
UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED - 17 March 2018
We regret to inform you that the Brewin Dolphin Wye Tour has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions that are deteriorating quickly. A significant risk of sleet, snow, crosswinds and wind chill factor have been forecast which would put our riders at risk. Rider safety is always our first priority and running the event in current conditions would jeopardise that safety.
We are planning to reschedule the event so we will be in touch soon with a new date as soon as possible. If, for whatever reason, it can't be rescheduled we will send you instructions on how to transfer to another event or claim a refund.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused, but we hope you understand.
New for 2018 and the Brewin Dolphin Velo Series is the all-new Wye Tour Sportive that will take you on a beautiful day's ride through the stunning Wye Valley.
Heading out of Chepstow you'll see Chepstow Castle as you cross over the River Wye and follow the Eastern bank as you encounter your first small climb, heading towards St Briavels.
The rolling nature of this route allows riders to see all of the sights as they head for the Forest of Dean, if riding the Standard and Epic routes. Riders on the Short course will ride in the direction of Clearwell Castle and its beautiful church.
Standard and Epic riders will descend into the town of Lydney overlooking the Severn Estuary where they will trace the Dean Forest Railway as they ascend out of the valley towards Parkend and Cannop Pond and Trail Centre. Shortly after, the riders will split off with the Epic riders heading towards Cinderford to marvel at the panoramic vistas that the Wye Valley has to offer. Shortly after, they will rejoin the Standard riders but before that, they will have to take on a thrilling and enjoyable descent into Upper Lydbrook.
Standard and Epic riders will then follow the course of the river shortly before embarking on an an undulating route through the lovely villages of English Bicknor and Berry Hill.
All three sets of riders can then enjoy the rolling nature of the Wye to the Tintern Parva where they head back out of the valley through a lovely yet tough canopied climb up to Trelleck.
Epic riders will relish the decent of Star Hill prior to being able to catch a glimpse of the Brecon Beacons before turning away from them and heading back to the finish at Chepstow.
Overall, this course is packed with majestic views, challenging climbs and a very enjoyable day in the saddle.
As with the other events in the Brewin Dolphin Velo Series, you also have the option of signing up to the Velo Club. This option gives you everything the normal entry gives you, and you can still choose to ride any of the three routes available, but gives you a lot of extras. Take a look below to see some of the things the Velo Club ticket gives you.
Make this a day to really remember by upgrading your ride to a Brewin Dolphin Velo Club ticket. These tickets are extremely limited.
Want to support our official charity partner while taking part in this ride? Click the following link to find out more and help make a difference. Alzheimer's Research UK
We always welcome volunteers at our events so if you fancy joining the crew for the day and helping out, please get in touch. You will be rewarded for your efforts and will be able to choose an event to ride for free. If this particular event is fully staffed, you can always put your name down for another event. More information about volunteering can be found on our Volunteer at a Cycling Event page, along with the link to the online application form.
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 our results page. 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.
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!
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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.