Cycle Wiltshire Sportive
09/05/2015 - Salisbury - Sportive
Cycle Wiltshire is a two day cycling event taking place on 9 and 10 May, 2015. The event which has been organised by Wiltshire Council in partnership with British Cycling aims to encourage people to keep fit and active, bring local people together and boost the local economy - the three aims of A Legacy for Wiltshire - the programme of events organised following the local interest and enthusiasm generated by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Starting from Salisbury's Five Rivers Leisure Centre, the Cycle Wiltshire Sportive will take place on Saturday 9 May 2015. The sportive is suitable for all levels with the choice of three distances (100 miles, 64 miles and a family adventure route of 20 miles). Rides start from 8.30am, with registration between 4pm - 8pm on Friday 8 May and from 7am on Saturday 9 May 2015. To sign up visit the British Cycling website.
There will also be a village style area will be set up to include cycling display stands, and additional cycling activities to entertain spectators and participants with family riding opportunities.
The following day on Sunday 10 May , 2015, The Cycle Wiltshire Grand Prix, a round in the British Cycling National Road Race Series starts at 11am including the top British domestic riders.
The Cycle Wiltshire Grand Prix finishes in Wilton, with a circuit which takes in a numerous parishes, including Burcombe, Barford St Martin, Compton Chamberlayne, Fovant, Ebbesbourne Wake, Bishopstone & Broadchalke. Communities are being encouraged to line the route to cheer on some of the world's top cyclists.
So why not make a weekend of it. To find local accommodation go to Visit Wiltshire