Ride The Trafalgar Way - 100 Series Victory Night Ride (Salisbury - London)
16/07/2017 - Salisbury, Wiltshire - Sportive
Weeks to go until event: less than 12 weeks
A legendary route, steeped in history...
In October 1805 the Battle of Trafalgar took place, following which news of the British Navy victory, as well as the death of Admiral Lord Nelson needed to be sent to the Admiralty, London. Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotière was handed despatches and ordered to deliver them to the Admiralty as soon as possible. When his ship landed just off the coast of Falmouth, so would begin his epic 37 hour journey post chaise (via a horse drawn coach) to London. Over 200 years later riders will closely follow that journey, but on their bikes! All of our rides are named after ships that were at The Battle of Trafalgar.
Ride the Trafalgar Way is an A-B route, divided into three series; 100 Series, 200 Series, 300 Series. Start locations are Falmouth, Exeter, Salisbury. For those riding the whole route, a 24 hour challenge. New for 2017 is our Circular Series starting and finishing in Falmouth.
· 100 Series (Britannia, Conqueror, Victory Night Ride)
· 200 Series (Defiance, Thunderer)
· 300 Series (Colossus)
· Circular Series (Pickle, Sting)
100 Series - Victory (Salisbury - London)
At just over 85 miles long, starting in Salisbury the route closely follows the route of 1805. Riders will pass through the towns of Andover, Overton, Basingstoke, Sunningdale before heading into central London and Admiralty House.
Tiered Pricing Structure - Victory
· Super Early Bird - Until 30th November 2016 £39.00
· Early Bird - Until 31st December 2016 £42.00
· Standard - Until 31st March 2017 £45.00
· Late Entry - Until 16th June 2017 £49.00
· No entries will be taken on the day