New scenic cycle event coming to Hampshire in April

Grab your bike gear and saddle up for the new gravel ride cycle sportive experience in the south: AddVenture Gravel Ride Sportive.

On Saturday 2 April, participants will set off and finish the race at Thruxton Motor Racing Circuit in northwest Hampshire, home to the race’s charity partner Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. The route heads north through Collingbourne Woods and up to Chute Causeway, before arriving at the refreshment station at Hurstbourne Tarrant.

Participants can discover the old tracks and byways used by ancient Britons and Romans in northwest Hampshire, as they cycle along parts of the Test Way. The final few miles of the route head through easier terrain south of Andover and the picturesque villages and countryside back to the finish at Thruxton Circuit.

Once back at the village, complimentary drinks and snacks will be available as well as various stands at the event village.

With the longer 100km route offering a great challenge for the more experienced riders, a 65km route ideal for those taking part in their first gravel event, plus a shorter 33km “bite-size” route option, the AddVenture Gravel Ride Sportive is ideal for both experienced and beginners to gravel riding.

Owner of Halo Sports, event organisers, Harry Lodge, said:

“We look forward to welcoming both experienced riders and also riders wanting to try out gravel riding for the first time, with routes and distances to suit everyone. A great opportunity too for those wanting to return to outdoor group activities, while at the same time raising funds for a very worthy charity partner in Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.”

  • Entry to the 100km Route is £25 online or £30 on the day
  • 65km Route is £20 online or £25 on the day
  • 33km route is £16 online or £20 on the day.

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Proceeds from the event will go to ensuring Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance can remain on the front line and continue saving lives in the region.