Beast to the East
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Starting at Swanmore Village Hall then heading east across the beautiful Meon Valley, this route bends in and around the stunning landscape of Swanmore. With 3 distances on offer, there is something for all abilities and riders. Come for the incredible views and the elation of completing this race.
Medium, Long, and Short
Sun 22nd May 2022
Swanmore, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on location and reviews
5 to 20m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Swanmore Village Hall, New Rd, Swanmore, Southampton SO32 2PF, UK
Sun 22nd May 2022
This challenging yet stunning sportive is a great ride across the Meon Valley. Each of the three routes starts at Swanmore and head out towards Hampton Hill, Beacon Hill and Old Winchester Hill, where the beautiful views become well worth the effort.
The medium and long routes head up the renowned Butser Hill, lots of out-the-saddle climbing here but the sight of the sea and the panoramic views at the top make this totally worth it.
You then venture over to picturesque Rowlands Castle with the medium route looping back via South Harting, Buriton and East Meon.
The long route heads further east towards Glorious Goodwood, returning via the South Downs National Park.
- Fully stocked aid stations
- Chip-timed event
- Fully marked and marshalled event
- Free parking
How to get there
Swanmore Village Hall, New Rd, Swanmore, Southampton SO32 2PF, UKGet full directions
Free parking is available at Swanmore Village Hall.
By Train & Bus
Botley train station is the closest railway station to the start location. You can ride the x9 bus from Botley station straight to Swanmore Village Hall, by alighting at the stop named Technology College.
Event day logistics
07:30 Long race waves start
07:45 Long race waves end
08:00 Medium race waves start
08:15 Medium race waves end
08:30 Short race waves start
08:45 Short race waves end
Competitors will be set off in start waves within their distance. Information regarding specific start times will be emailed to registered participants before event-day.
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Is there somewhere I can park at the Beast to the East?
Yes, there will be free parking at the village hall for participants to use.
Will there be aid stations along the way at the Beast to the East?
Yes, there will be fully-stocked aid stations along each route.
Where does the Beast to the East start?
The event starts at Swanmore Village Hall, where there will be a Race HQ and parking.
Well organised and well stock feed station. Thank you! The hills were hard work but at least they came in the first half.
5.0Did the Medium in 2021
Despite the weather a great ride & very well organised with clear signs all the way round. Timing chips would be the only thing I would suggest adding for the future.
5.0Did the Long in 2021
Great course and scenery, even with the rain and hale storms. Wry well sign posted. Friendly atmosphere. Could have been more food options post race but overall highly recommend
4.0Did the Long in 2021
Enjoyed the smaller format with no long queues for registration (Or bathrooms!) and easy parking. Well sign posted route and friendly staff.
4.7Did the Medium in 2021