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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Due to current lockdown restrictions, and the uncertainty over pub reopenings, this event will not be able to go ahead in 2020. If you have already entered, you will be emailed very soon regarding your entry. We’re sorry to miss out on this superb event this year, but plan to return for the Ride with No Name in 2021.

You can read our full Coronavirus planning statement here

The Ultimate Pub Ride: 30km & 1,000m climbing!

The Ride with No Name may be the biggest 30km ride you’ll take on this year! The ultimate early evening ride, starting and finishing at one of Hampshire’s finest pubs, it features a massive 1,000m of climbing and descending in a relentless but little known pocket of hills called the Hangers. Let’s put that in perspective for a moment. 1,000m of climbing in 30km is 50% more climb per km than the South Downs Way (which sits a few miles to the south). This is a short ride with a big punch! The ancient, wooded hills of the Hangers feature a host of great riding, from insanely steep climbs to barrelling single track descents, gnarly little drop-ins and perilous rain-rut runs. All in one of the most beautiful hidden corners of the countryside that you’ve (probably) never heard of! As if that wasn’t enough, the ride is based from (and named for) the local legend that is The Pub with No Name, one of the very best country pubs you’ll find. A charming 17th Century hostelry, it serves a wide selection of excellent beers, and delicious home cooked food. The perfect place to finish your ride and enjoy a pint and bite to eat! And if you want more than the one pint, there’s camping on site too, in the pubs very own camping field! Stay on for the evening, climb into your tent and leave at your leisure on Sunday morning!

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Pub With No Name

The Pub with No Name

An empty metal frame atop a tall signpost marks the point where you turn off the road towards the pub formerly known as the White Horse. Stories of how and when the pub lost it’s sign are vague and varied, but somewhere along the way it adopted the handle by which it is better known today; The Pub with No Name.

It’s a bit of a local legend, as pubs go. As well as being famous for being hard to find*, it is renowned for it’s excellent range of real ales, classic malt whiskies and superb home cooked food. The pub itself is a beautiful 17th Century building in the quintessential British country pub mould; cosy bars and log fires lead back to a spacious but homely restaurant area, with a large garden outside to enjoy in the summer months.

There is plenty of parking on site too, and a large camping field, from where the Ride with No Name will be based, and where you can book a pitch to camp over after the event, so you can make the most of the evening and enjoy the full hospitality of the brilliant pub!

*In spite of it’s reputation, it’s actually not hard to get to with good directions and our signs to guide you!

Route Profiles

Full Route Profile
Short Route Profile

Distance

Full Route: 30km
Short route: 15km

Start Location

The Pub with No Name (aka The White Horse), Priors Dean, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1DA

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Registration

4:30pm – 5:30pm

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Start Time

5:00pm – 6:00pm

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Finish Time

We recommend you are back by 8:00pm if you want to order food. Sunset is at 9:15pm.

Riding the Hangers

Running from Alton south to Petersfield, the Hangers are hidden pocket of dramatically wooded hills, typified by dense, ancient woodlands clinging to their improbably steep faces.

Topping out at around 260m, the Hangers reach almost the same altitude as the neighbouring South Downs, and pack an impressive choice of riding into their many folds. There is an impenetrable feel to the terrain; building development and even broadband struggle to get a foothold here, and major roads are forced to go around the long way, leaving just tiny, winding and undulating lanes to navigate the contours. And as soon as you leave the roads, the trails all seem to lurch up to impossible heights on relentless gradients, before shooting you down vertiginous singletracks at a brake-burning velocity. There’s a more rugged nature to the ground under those gnarly old yews too, which will give your technical muscles and reflexes a bit of a workout too. In short, it’s a brilliant and breath-taking place to ride!

Beer & Barbeque

In it’s beautiful country setting, the pub is a perfect place for a BBQ – and the No Name team will be firing up the grill for your post ride refreshement!

When the No Name puts on a barbie, they don’t mess about! You’ll have a great selection of top notch grill-top grub to choose from (including veggie options), all for one great price. And if you choose the BBQ Ticket option when you book the event, you’ll get a token at registration to save money on your meal!

We’re working on a great beer offer with a local brewery too, to give pre entered riders a bargain price on their first pint! Watch this space…

(Full details of food and drink offers will be announced shortly. Only food and drink purchased on the premises may be consumed on the premises. Bringing your own food or drink onto the site is not permitted).

Camping

Stopping for a drink or two? No problem – camp over!

The pub has it’s own camping field, and if you want to, you can camp over after the ride and dinner, and make your way home on Saturday morning! Just select the camping option when you book!

Camping on site is available for free (must be pre-booked with your event entry). Space is limited so may be subject to availability.

(Please note, camping is only for available for those dining at the pub. Bringing your own food or drink onto the site is not permitted).

15km Short Route

Still hilly, but shorter
£23
  • Fully route marked by the event team
  • Route map for all riders
  • GPS files sent to pre entered riders (enter in advance to receive these)
  • Rider timing by transponder tag. Results posted to these web pages.
  • Emergency contact numbers for our team made available for you to carry with you (Please note, this is a poor phone reception area).
  • Camping (optional – must be pre booked with event).
  • + £2 late booking charge 1 week before the event + a further £2 on the day.

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Event Logistics

On the Ride

Once you’re ready to start, report to the start / finish area with your timing chap strapped to your ankle. Listen to the short briefing and ride across the timing mat as directed. As you go around the route, you will find bright orange signs and ribbons to follow. These should guide you around the whole route, but use your map if you think you have strayed off course or have a problem with the route navigation. There are also emergency contact numbers on the edge of your map. Ride safely at all times, and remember that you are on public rights of way and roads. This is not a race, so please ride appropriately, and be friendly and polite to other trail users you meet. At the end of the ride, pass over the timing mat once again, and hand in your timing chip. For those interested in there ride time, these will be available on the computer screen at the finish.

Entry on the Day

You can enter the Ride with No Name on the day, although there is a small surcharge of £2 (so pre entering is recommended). Just arrive before the end of the registration period, pay at the desk and your entry will be prepared on the spot. For more information see the registration info below.

Registration

Go to the registration desk on your arrival. If you’ve pre-entered via the internet or posted your entry, you’ll have a timing chip on an ankle strap to collect at the desk. If you haven’t pre-entered, pay at the desk and a chip will be allocated to you. Collect your colour A4 map at registration also. Next, get yourself ready to ride.

Camping

Camping on site is available for £5 per pitch (two people max). space is limited so may be subject to availability.

(Please note, camping is only for available for those dining at the pub. Bringing your own food or drink onto the site is not permitted. Camping must be booked in advance by midnight on Wednesday 6th June.)

Food and Drink

Food and drink will be available to purchase from the pub.

(Please Note, food and drink bought from elsewhere is not to be consumed on pub premises)

The Pub With No Name