A challenging, hilly route through the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Starting and finishing at Sparsholt College in Winchester, the 2023 edition is one of the hardest sportives on our calendar and will combine all the most challenging climbs that Hampshire has to offer. From Beacon Hill, Watership Down and Windmill Hill to name a few there will be plenty of hills putting meaning behind the name! You'll be treated to beautiful woodland, stunning countryside, quaint villages and of course, amazing views from the tops of the climbs. But with those ups, must come downs! With over 4,000ft of climb on the 100mile course, there is the same amount of descent for you to enjoy!
With a fully signed and marshalled course with feed stations along the route supporting you all the way, there's no reason why you should wait in ticking off one of the best sportives. Full mechanical support is available on the route and a medal, drinks, snacks and chipped timing await those who finish. If the 100mile route is a bit too much, we have a mid length distance at 67 miles.
This event will also be supporting Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. HIOWAA is an independent Charity that brings an advanced Critical Care Team to the most seriously ill and injured patients in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, giving them the best chance of survival and recovery, when the worst happens. It currently costs £15,000 a day to maintain their life saving service. You can find out more information on what they do HERE
If you would like to help support this amazing charity outside of our event fundraising, you can donate using this Just Giving page: Donate