The Wessex Beast

May 29th 2021

Long Route

Distance : 157km

Elevation : 2,284m

Difficulty :

Medium Route

Distance : 117km

Elevation : 1528m

Difficulty :

May 29th 2021 : £39

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Ride Introduction

Tackle the Wessex Beast and take on three of the Top 100 climbs in the UK. Starting from Goring near the M4 & Reading, we head west over Streatley Hill with an average gradient of over 11% before heading south to Combe Gibbet. After glorious rolling terrain near Lambourn, we ride Dragon Hill Road and see the White Horse in Uffington. The last 30km is quick on empty backroads before a sting in the tail, the 1.2km Whitchurch Hill averaging 8% before a pint & chips to celebrate at the end.

Ride Highlights

Ride Highlights

  • Glorious quiet Witlshire lanes: Ride the quiet backroads in Wiltshire on rolling terrain. Cycling at it's best.

  • 3 Top 100 Climbs: We hit our first of three big climbs early - Streatley Hill averages 11% before adding Combe Gibbet & Dragon Hill Road

  • Ride past the White Horse: Our third feed stop is close to the Uffington White Horse - a 3,000 year old hill figure.

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 157km 2,284m 3/5
Medium Route 117km 1528m 2/5

What's Included

Private Feed Stop

Feed Stops every 40km

Mechanic

Support at start & on route

Sign-Posted Route

Fully signed route & GPX file

Timing Chips

Timing chips and Strava segments

Ride Marshalls

Supporting you on the route

After Party

Food and drink available at finish

Glorious riding on rolling Wiltshire lanes
See the White Horse in Uffington
3 Top 10 Climbs and a punchy finish.

The Wessex Beast

Tackle the Wessex Beast and take on three of the Top 100 climbs in the UK. Starting from Goring near the M4 & Reading, we head west over Streatley Hill with an average gradient of over 11% before heading south to Combe Gibbet. After glorious rolling terrain near Lambourn, we ride Dragon Hill Road and see the White Horse in Uffington. The last 30km is quick on empty backroads before a sting in the tail, the 1.2km Whitchurch Hill averaging 8% before a pint & chips to celebrate at the end.

Ride Details

Start Time : From 8am

Finish time : Cut off 6pm

Location : Goring

What’s Included

  • GPX Files & Sign Posted Route
  • Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support
  • Ride marshalls on the route to support you
  • Post ride beers & food available
  • Finishers medal

Route Notes

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Key Climbs

Distance Elevation Avg Gradient Segment
Streatley Hill 0.9km 104m 11.2%
Combe Gibbet 0.9km 79m 9.2%
Dragon Hill Road 0.9km 80m 8.6%
Chain Hill 2km 93m 4.7%
Whitchurch Hill 1.2km 108m 7.6%

Key Climbs

Distance Elevation Avg Gradient Segment
Streatley Hill 0.9km 104m 11.2%
Dragon Hill Road 0.9m 80m 8.6%
Chain Hill 2km 93m 4.7%
Whitchurch Hill 1.2km 108m 7.6%

Ride Rules

Riders should have water bottles, the route downloaded, suitable clothing & a bike in good condition. Helmets at all times are mandatory. We will email you Covid protocols  before the ride depending on the laws and guidelines at the time.

We are lucky enough to ride in beautiful places. We have a zero tolerance litter policy – there will be bins at each feed stop so please leave the area as you found it. Please be respectful of local drivers, riders, walkers etc. This is their home, we are just there to ride our bikes. On the ride, look after other cyclists. On narrow lanes & busy sections, don’t ride two a breast. No half wheeling. Take extra caution on the descents – the nature of these rides are that they will be full of tough climbs and technical descents. We will run through the major hazards before the ride but it is your responsibility to ride to your level. By signing up for this ride, you need to be in suitable physical shape for the ride.

What's Included

GPX Files & Sign Posted Route

Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support

Ride marshalls on the route to support you

Post ride beers & food available

Finishers medal

  • Introduction
  • Ride Details
  • Route Notes
  • Key Climbs
  • Feed Stops
  • Ride Rules