Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive

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Make your way through breathtaking greenery of Chiltern valley with this Brewery themed event. This scenic route has both challenging climbs and rewarding descents. Best of all, return to the Winery and Brewery and treat yourself post-event beer!
Participants
Full Pint and Half Pint
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Calendar
Sun, 14 May 2023
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LocationPin
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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4.4
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Location
Old Luxters Barn, Hambleden, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6JW, UK
Start times
Sun, 14 May 2023
Full Pint:
9:00am |
Half Pint:
9:00am
Here's what races are available for Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive
Distance
57mi
CourseRoute
2 Loops
Distance
35mi
CourseRoute
1 Loop
Half Pint Elevation 723m
Full Pint Elevation 1,365m
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.
  • Event centre facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed stations
  • Pick-up wagons
  • On-site catering
  • Official event photography by MJF Photography
  • Food and refreshments for sale at the finish
Train
Old Luxters Barn, Hambleden, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6JW, 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).
08:30 Registration opens
09:00 onwards All sportives start
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the sportives begin to ensure there is plenty of time to complete the registration process.
Age Restrictions
Entrants under the age of 18 will only be allowed to participate in this event with the consent of their legal parent/guardian who must sign the Event Registration Form or purchase a ticket on behalf of the under age rider.
Entrants under the age of 16 must be accompanied at all times by an adult who is responsible for them.
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Backpack
  • ID in case of an incident
  • Food and energy drink (although there will be food and drink available at the feed stations en-route)
  • Money/credit card
  • Mobile phone
  • Basic tool, ideally with a chain-splitter
  • Pump, tyre levers and spare inner tubes (we always carry a couple of spare tubes)
  • Helmet (mandatory). If you do not have your cycle helmet then you will not be allowed to ride.
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather and time of year
  • Bring sun-cream to apply if the weather is still looking warm and sunny
  • GPX device or mobile phone with maps. There will be some printed versions of the route available at rider registration on the day
Where can I access photography at the Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive?
All photography will be uploaded to the Let's Go Velo website and the event Facebook page.
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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.
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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.
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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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Can I enter the Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive on the day of the event?
Yes, if the event is not sold out, you may enter on the day. Please note that only cash will be accepted as payment.
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4.4
21 reviews
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Done the last 2 now, the atmosphere at the event is great, very relaxed, fun and social. The Course is both great and horrible, but that is the chiltern back roads! The roads can be quite rough and hard on the bike, some tough climbs and technical descents, but amazing scenery and views. If I were to edit the route then some parts in reverse would be better, go up the hills on the narrow lanes and down hill on wider, smoother roads. The organisation on the event felt smooth and well run, but some of the little details were missing like where to find photos, something included in the price for finishing (a medal, a burger, anything simple).
julia
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Gorgeous course, super friendly atmosphere at start and finish.Very welcoming for a newbie like me!
graham
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2022
Challenging course, road surface quite rough at times. Very well signposted, good organisation friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
baerbel
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Very well signposted and organised. Friendly staff and stunningly beautiful scenery. Some downhill parts were scary, especially when the lanes were narrow and bending. Lovely start and finish location. Thank you very much!
nick
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Really liked the venue, food and beer were excellent.
Star
3.3
Did the race in 2021
Event was really well organised and friendly.Only concerns were that the course had lots of potholes and bad road surfaces. In combination with the damp conditions this made the event quite sketchy at points.
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2.7
Did the race in 2021
Good course but was really disappointed not to get a medal at the end. Felt like I was missing that sense of achievement. Also the parking wasn’t great given that the entrance and start of the course were the same point - nearly got taken out by about 20 cyclists!
Star
1.7
Did the race in 2021
It was well organised, but the route was terrible, lots of crashes and flat tyres. 90% was on bridleways, not a good idea. Should have brought my mountain bike!!!
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2021
Great event, very well organised, very well looked after from the event organiser to all of the event staff. Very good, challenging route with just a few lanes being a bit rough but kept everything almost free of traffic. Also great beer and burgers at the end. Would definitely recommend it and would do it again.
Simon D
Star
4.7
Did the race 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.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.I was gutted I couldn't finish but I will be back next year!
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Recent Questions
ktjonesuk@aol.com undefined
28/05/2019
Hi what is the actual distance of the full pint? On your website it is advertised as 70 miles and then 57miles. Not sure which it is?
Stephy Dennis
29/05/2019
Hi there, so sorry for the confusion. The full pint distance is 57 miles.
Lawrence Gray
30/05/2019
Do you do entries on he day?
Stephy Dennis
30/05/2019
Hey there, just to let you know, yes they do have entires on the day, if the event is not sold out and CASH only. All the best!
Jo Mulry
31/05/2019
I would like to join the Half pint please this Sunday - can I see if there are any spaces available with non starters ?
Nicola Berry
31/05/2019
Hi I was due to ride tomorrow but had to cancel as shattered a bone in my elbow 2 weeks ago and had to have surgery. My friends are still doing the Sportif and I wondered if it’s feasible to arrive and wait for them to finish or are there no facilities. Good luck to everyone cycling Nickey
Linda Holgate
01/06/2019
checking that LINDA HOLGATE & JANET HARVEY-MOTT are registered for Chiltern Valley Brewery & Winery Sportive tomorrow @nd June as have not received entry tickets.
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