Current Status: Event going ahead in line with resumption of organised outdoor sport from March 29th.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: All our events are open for booking, and we have high confidence that we will be able to go ahead on planned dates from now on. However we remain committed to honouring your booking with us, even if coronavirus restrictions do affect the event. Click below to read more…
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This event is going ahead as planned, under the government road map that allows the resumption of organised outdoor sports for March 29th.
RIDE IN SAFETY: We are proceeding with this event based on the assessment that is a safe activity in current circumstances, for the following reasons:
- Outdoor activities are rated as significantly safer than indoor activities.
- This event is not a ‘static gathering’. It spreads participants over large course area and long time period by design.
- Off-road cycling is a naturally socially distancing activity.
- We have risk assessed every aspect of the events and introduced new safety procedures wherever necessary.
We will continue to follow official advice and best practice in running our events (including mask use, social distancing and hygiene procedure wherever appropriate), and to monitor changes in advice. Details of specific advice and requirements for this event will be released in the run up to the event, and will be based on the latest government and scientific advice at that time.
For details of the general precautions we are taking to keep events safe, see our full coronavirus information update here.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: All our events are open for booking, and we are committed to honouring your booking with us. In the event that we cannot run an event on the advertised date, your booking will be valid for a rescheduled date or transfer to another event with us of your choice within 18 months. If an event is going ahead, but you can’t attend for Covid related reasons (such as quarantining or tier related travel restrictions), you can also request a transfer of your booking to a future event within 18 months. During 2020, we have had 11 events disrupted by lockdown restrictions. We successfully rescheduled 7 of those, and have honoured every affected booking to ensure that no rider loses out.
ADVANCE ENTRY CLOSED – ENTER ON THE DAY
Online entry for this event is now closed, but there will be entry on the day spaces available at the event. Scroll down for full event details.
The Great Escape: Set your bike (and your soul) free this Spring!
Get ready for The Great Escape as we open up from lockdown and events get the green light again! Join us for 30, 40 or 50km in the wide open spaces and expansive views on and around the Ridgeway in Oxfordshire! We’ve put together a great new set of routes to celebrate our first event back – we hope you’ll join us on the trail!
As ever, you ride will come fully signposted and supported, with route maps and GPS to help you find your way too, rider timing, light refreshments and full catering back at the event HQ. There’s no better way to finish a hard ride than with a cuppa and a bowl of our home made chilli!
Please note: Covid safety precautions will still be in place for this event. Please see our Covid safety statement for details of how we are keeping events safe for you to attend at this time.
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8:15am – 9:30am
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Event Centre closes 3:30pm
Riding the Ridgeway
The Ridgeway is Europe’s oldest continually used highway. Dating back thousands of years, this was a prehistorically important route, with many ancient landmarks along it’s length.
Today, the Ridgeway remains a popular recreational route, and a fantastic long distance off road trail! Faster paced and less extreme than the South Downs Way, the Ridgeway is a great for MTB or gravel bike and gives you plenty to get your teeth into. The ridge keeps you high up and offers continuous sweeping views, with just enough dips and diversions along the way to keep your climbing / descending muscles ticking over! The surface only occasionally gets semi-technical, leaving you with 100km of very rideable trail to enjoy! Off of the ridge, trails run down into the beautiful valleys, onto quiet roads and villages, before you make our way back up into the hills!