Kelly's Cycle Challenge

Sunday, 19 May 2019

What to Bring to the Sportive

Bike helmet ( one can ride without one!), padded shorts, cycle jersey. If it's wet, you'll need a waterproof / windproof jacket.

Your bike, spare inner tube, multi-tool, tyre levers, pump, water bottle.

Mobile phone

BIKES MUST BE EVENT READY - We recommend you have your bike serviced by your local bike shop at least 1 week before the event, particularly if you haven't used it lately. There will be bike mechanic on hand for basic, last minute tweaks but not for total bike rebuilds or fixing wheels. So you should make sure your bike is in good order before you ride.

Suitable Bikes: All routes are suitable for road bikes, hybrids, bromptons and mountain bikes BUT for road cycling consider replacing your mountain bike tyres with thinner road ones. This will make your life a lot easier on the day!

TT bikes are not allowed on this event.  It is not a race and there is a possibilities that riders will find themselves riding in groups and drafting behind each other. TT bars do not have direct access to breaks and therefore increase the risk to the rider and others.

The Routes (subject to change)

Interactive route maps are here:

Kids accompanied ride (7 miles):

Short ride (adjusted to 26 miles, 1 feedstation):

Medium ride (54 miles 2 feedstations):

Long ride (74 miles, 3 feedstations):

Because of the nature of road cycling events, these routes are subject to change.

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Terms & Conditions

Click here to view the Terms & Conditions for the event.

Alice Holt, GU10 4LS

Registration and Start Times
Event Registration Opens Warm Up Time Start Time
74 Miles Open Road Cycle Ride 08:00 AM 08:15 AM 08:30 AM
54 Miles Open Road Cycle Ride 08:30 AM 08:50 AM 09:00 AM
25 Miles Open Road Cycle Ride 09:00 AM 09:20 AM 09:30 AM
Children's 7 Miles Open Road & Forest Ride (must be accompanied by an adult) 09:00 AM 10:10 AM


WHERE?  Alice Holt, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LS – Look out for the big marquee in the field to your right as you approach the entrance to Alice Holt.  Drive through the gate into the field for FREE PARKING.

Then head for the Ride Village.


WHEN? SUNDAY 19th May 2019.



Check opposite for what you need to bring.


Photos: All pictures will be available within 48 hours after the event here


TIMINGS:  Can be found on the "Details page" above.



Alice Holt Click here for location map

Click here to view directions

By car:

Alice Holt Forest is located a few miles south of Farnham on the A325 and approximately 1 mile south of Birdworld. From the A31 turn off at Farnham onto the A325. Stay on the A325 for approximately 4 miles. From Portsmouth and Petersfield take the A325 towards Farnham.  At the Halfway House Pub on the A325 turn off the main road following signs for Alice Holt Forest. The entrance is 300 yards along this road on the left where HQ will be set up and sign posted. The post code is GU10 4LS.


By train:

Alight at Bentley Station, from here you can walk through Alice Holt Forest to the forest centre along public rights of way.


By bus:

Catch a bus to Bucks Horn Oak. Stagecoach number 18 runs from Farnham Station to Bucks Horn Oak, stopping at the Halfway House Pub on the A325, after which it's a short walk to the entrance of Alice Holt where HQ will be.