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Tour of Wessex 2016

  • Friday 15th January 2016

The Tour of Wessex is one of the biggest multi stage cyclosportives in the World and one of the most established events in the UK. It's one of our staff favourite events to do. For over 10 year the sportive cognoscenti have been making the journey each year to Somerset to experince the challenge of riding 3 days back to back while enjoying the West country hopitality, music and world class food. Expect quintessentially English countryside though the lanes and byways of the South West. Each individual stage has its own unique mix of monuments, history and challenging terrain which sets it apart from other events; add the challenge of riding three days back to back and you have truly unique event. Choose from 330 miles, 225 miles or ride an individual stage.

EVENT INFO

The Tour of Wessex features a number of ride distances over the weekend to suit all levels of fitness and ability - from 10 miles all the way up to the ultimate test of 334 miles in three days.

The event HQ is based at Somerton, the Ancient Royal Capital of Wessex.

The information contained in this manual will help to ensure that whichever event you have entered that your day(s) run smoothly and that you have a memorable experience for all the right reasons!

 

Event Overview

Stage 1 - Somerset & Wiltshire Standard Distance Medium Distance

Distance 107 miles (168 km) 73 miles (116 km)

Date 28/05/2016 28/05/2016

Start Time 08:00 08:00

Start Location Somerton Somerton

Finish Location Somerton Somerton

Ascent 7,210ft (2,198 m) 4,396 ft (1,340 m)

 

Stage 2 - Somerset & Dorset

Distance 116 miles (185 km) 83 miles (132 km)

Date 29/05/2016 29/05/2016

Start Time 08:00 08:00

Start Location Somerton Somerton

Finish Location Somerton Somerton

Ascent 7,398 ft (2,255 m) 4,981 ft (1,518 m)

 

Stage 3 - Somerset & Exmoor

Distance 112 miles (185 km) 57 miles (91 km)

Date 30/05/2016 30/05/2016

Start Time 08:00 08:00

Start Location Somerton Somerton

Finish Location Somerton Somerton

Ascent 10,560 ft (3,219 m) 3,435 ft (1,047 m)

 

Total Distance 335 miles (536 km) 213 miles (340 km)

Total Ascent 25,168 ft (7,772 m) 12,812 ft (3,906 m)

 

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