Our 37 mile / 60 km sportive proved hugely popular last year …
Leaving Wallingford via Crowmarsh, the first climb up Clack’s Lane is a gentle affair but is closely followed by the challenging gradients of Swyncombe Hill, maxing out at 12%.
Despite being early in the ride, you’ll need a rest after Swyncombe Hill. You’re in luck, as the descent from Cookley Green to Pishill is a chance to catch your breath ahead of the next climb up Balham’s Lane.
The route then meanders up through North End to Christmas Common, then heads east to the top of Aston Hill. Here is where the 60km route and the 120km route split, with the longer ride turning right towards Stokenchurch, and the 60km route heading down Kingston Blount hill.
You’re beyond the half-way mark now and heading for home via Clare Hill, Chalgrove and Warborough. Save your legs for the final climb at Shillingford and the sprint for home.