New Date 16th August 2020

A challenging route through the beautiful Hampshire countryside

Starting and finishing at Sparsholt College in Winchester, the 2020 edition of one of the hardest sportives on the calendar will combine all the most challenging climbs that the beautiful South Downs National Park has to offer. 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.

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 in the country.

Full mechanical support on the route and a medal, drinks, snacks* and chipped timing await those who finish. If the 100 mile route is a bit too much, we have a mid length distance at ~60 miles.

Need a place to stay?
Up to 25 en-suite bedrooms (19 single, 5 twin and 1 double) available to hire for guests to stay in Westley Court on site. This has 3* Visit England accreditation. Single charged at £49.15/night and twin or double £67.75/night. Tea and coffee making facilities provided but as our catering staff are not on site in August, no milk will be provided or breakfasts available. To book a bedroom, please contact Sparsholt Conferences and Events via conferences@sparsholt.ac.uk or 01962 79 7259


*** COVID-19 Update*** The event will happen on 16th Aug 2020. We are committed to the safety of our riders, crew and public. There are some changes, such as Online registration, 'drive through' pack pick up, limited and seal food at the feed station, full compliance with Track and Trace. Full details can be found on the FAQ page.