Our South Coast Weekender takes in some of the best routes in Dorset & Wiltshire. The riding is rolling throughout on stunning quiet roads. The main challenge is on day two, the classic Gold Hill as featured in the Hovis ad and one of the steepest cobbled roads in the country.
We meet up in Salisbury and head west to Longleat before turning south to Shaftesbury and tackling the mighty Gold Hill with 17% slopes on the cobbles (getting you in the mood for the spring classics!). From here we head down the coast through Corfe Castle before reaching our hotel in Swanage. In the evening we have a social dinner together before getting ready for day two's ride.
The first 25kms of day two are as stunning as anything in the UK as we hug the coast to Lulworth before heading north for some great climbs on the way back to Salisbury. Two great rolling rides over 100kms, this is a great start to your cycling year.
32 (two groups of 16)
All of our Best of British cycling weekends are social, we ride in two groups of max 16 with a local ride leader and mechanical support in our support vehicles. On the flat and rolling terrain we all stick together and then climb at our own pace, regrouping at the point the ride leader has agreed (often for a coffee at the top).
On arrival in Salisbury you will be met by our team. We have two local ride leaders, one for each group who will ride at the front of the group. We also have a mechanic who will be in our support vehicle with spare wheels & equipment.
We set up feed stations every 40km with nutrition & hydration. We will give you a bag to put anything you want (extra kit, nutrition etc) which you can pick up from the feed stations.
One of the best locations for any hotels we stay at, the Pines is set on a cliff top with spectacular views and steps leading down to the beach. This is the perfect stop in between two classic rides. We eat in the evening at the hotel.
Our South Coast Weekender starts in Salisbury and includes two stunning rides. We ride in two groups on a no rider left behind policy. Each group has a ride leader and our support van is on hand to help with any mechanicals.
We stay in Swanage on the coast and have a social dinner all together and then a full breakfast the next morning before hitting our second epic ride!
All Packages Include:
Single Room for One Person
Twin / Double Room for Two People