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Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive

2 races scheduled · 300 participants · Sun 25th Jul 2021 · Henley-on-Thames
£22.50 - £35.00Free injury protection
About this event

Experience the stunning landscape of the Chiltern Valley in this challenging yet exciting sportive. Great for novices and seasoned pros alike, the route makes its way through numerous picturesque villages before finishing back at the brewery. Come for the stunning landscape or the post-race beer.

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LetsGoVelo is a cycling holiday and events company that provides bespoke cycling experiences for all abilities and ages.

Cycling with LetsGoVelo is about new challenges, experiences, developing skills and gaining an enormous sense of achievement and progression in your ride ability. We support you every step of the way helping you to achieve everything you have set your mind to.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Fri Jul 23 2021

What's included:

  • Event centre facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed stops en-route
  • Pick-up wagons
  • On-site catering
  • Official event photography by MJF Photography
  • Food and refreshments for sale at the finish
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4.6
9 reviews
Simon D
Star
4.7
Did the Full Pint in 2019
I signed up to the full pint this year in 2019 a day after the Blenheim Triathlon in fact. The venue is great at Old Luxters Barn and the parking is well set up after having overflow options. The organisation appeared very well organised and the route decent with a mix of hills etc.<br />Unfortunately I went through both inner tubes I had so required a sweep up with the wagon at around the halfway mark which happened to be 2 miles from the start so fortunate that Toby helpfully cam to pick me up in no time at all. Excellent service.<br />I was gutted I couldn't finish but I will be back next year!<br />… read more
Linda
Star
5.0
Did the Half Pint in 2019
Very well organised, responded quickly when had a query, super location & great course, tough hills beautiful countryside & well signposted... so good to finish back at the brewery for a delicious cold beer.. would definately do it again..… read more
Sally
Star
4.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Great event - weather was lovely and the scenery amazing. Good atmosphere at the start and finish - organisers great very helpful and friendly. Some of the road surfaces were interesting but that is not down to the organisers but the council!!! Would definitely do it again.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Where can I access race photography at the Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive?
All race photography will be uploaded to the Let's Go Velo website and the event Facebook page.… read more
FAQ
Will there be refreshment stations at the Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive?
Yes, there will be refreshment stations about every 20 miles which will be will stocked with homemade snacks and water.… read more
FAQ
What happens after the Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive?
Afterwards, the Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery are putting on a hot buffet BBQ which will be available to purchase.… read more
Route description
Route description

The Chilterns is a top UK cycling destination comprising beautiful rolling countryside, providing challenging climbs and rewarding sweeping descents.

Both routes take riders through beautiful and picturesque country villages including filming locations for Midsomer Murders, Vicar of Dibley, Lewis, Miss Marple, Jonathan Creek, and passes through Cobstone Windmill featured in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Once back at the Event HQ, enjoy the Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery's very own produce.

The course is split into two route options. The Fun Ride or Half Pint, which is 35 miles with 723m of elevation and the Challenge Ride or Full Pint which is 57 miles with an elevation of 1,365m.

Simon D
Star
4.7
Did the Full Pint in 2019
I signed up to the full pint this year in 2019 a day after the Blenheim Triathlon in fact. The venue is great at Old Luxters Barn and the parking is well set up after having overflow options. The organisation appeared very well organised and the route decent with a mix of hills etc.<br />Unfortunately I went through both inner tubes I had so required a sweep up with the wagon at around the halfway mark which happened to be 2 miles from the start so fortunate that Toby helpfully cam to pick me up in no time at all. Excellent service.<br />I was gutted I couldn't finish but I will be back next year!<br />
Linda
Star
5.0
Did the Half Pint in 2019
Very well organised, responded quickly when had a query, super location & great course, tough hills beautiful countryside & well signposted... so good to finish back at the brewery for a delicious cold beer.. would definately do it again..
Sally
Star
4.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Great event - weather was lovely and the scenery amazing. Good atmosphere at the start and finish - organisers great very helpful and friendly. Some of the road surfaces were interesting but that is not down to the organisers but the council!!! Would definitely do it again.
Jess
Star
3.7
Did the Half Pint in 2019
Thanks it was well organised and sign posted. <br />The only down side was the hills - though to be expected! But also lots of the roads had debris from trees or gravel on them. Some clearer roads on the route would have been safer and more enjoyable at times. <br />I also was led to believe from the facebook advertisement that there was a free beer at the end, feel like I read that somewhere, so was somewhat disappointed to have to buy it at the end- maybe next time!! <br />Thanks though, generally a really fun morning cycling!
Linda
Star
5.0
Did the Half Pint in 2019
great ride beautiful scenic route, well organised, super to start & return to brewery & winery with lovely beers & food... well received after tiring ride...
Charlie
Star
4.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
This was a great route, but the road surfaces were horrendous! Whilst I know this is not the fault of the organisers, it made it quite tough at times. It was well signposted and the 2 stops were at good points of the route. Organisers were very friendly and helpful. Not sure I want to attempt the hill at Ibstone again, but it's in a glorious part of the country!<br />
Katie
Star
5.0
Did the Half Pint in 2019
This was a really good sportive...I enjoyed a smaller friendly crowd of riders. Good signage throughout, very pretty route. Only criticism is I like a medal at the end 😁
John
Star
5.0
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Ride was tough but loads of fun! Legs are burning! Great golden ale afterwards. I would highly recommend it.
Julia
Star
5.0
Did the Half Pint in 2019
Really beautiful setting and a varied route. Well signposted. Will come back next year and maybe do the full pint 😀
4.6
9 reviews
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule

09:00 Registration opens

09:30 Start opens

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the race begins to ensure there is plenty of time to complete the registration process.

Volunteers

If you do have any additional questions about the event or would like to get in touch with the event organiser then please follow the link below:

https://www.letsgovelo.co.uk/get-touch

How to get there

Dudley Ln, Henley-on-Thames RG9, UK

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Parking

Parking is available directly opposite the venue. There will be an event helper to guide you to your space and participants arriving in 4x4s will be asked to parked on the grassy area through the gate (you’ll be directed upon arrival).

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Where can I access race photography at the Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive?
All race photography will be uploaded to the Let's Go Velo website and the event Facebook page.
FAQ
Will there be refreshment stations at the Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive?
Yes, there will be refreshment stations about every 20 miles which will be will stocked with homemade snacks and water.
FAQ
What happens after the Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive?
Afterwards, the Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery are putting on a hot buffet BBQ which will be available to purchase.
FAQ
Is there any kit that is required for the Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive?
A helmet is mandatory, and riders will not be allowed to compete without one.
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