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Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive

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Review summary

4.6
9 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Julia D
"Really beautiful setting and a varied route. Well signposted. Will come back..."

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John C
"Ride was tough but loads of fun! Legs are burning! Great golden ale afterwards...."

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Katie J
"This was a really good sportive...I enjoyed a smaller friendly crowd of riders...."
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Distances in this event

  1. Full Pint

    Bike 57mi
    £35
    Event passed
  2. Half Pint

    Bike 35mi
    £22.50
    Event passed
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From the organizer

Organizer's website

The Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery Sportive start at a majestic location hidden away on a tiny rural lane in the heart of the Chiltern Valley. Just north of Henley on the Thames, the routes take you through a number of stunning villages where the Vicar of Dibley and Midsummer Murders were filmed. This Sportive has two distances of 37 and 70 miles to accommodate all abilities!

Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive route

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What’s Included

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
  • Event photography by MJF Photography
  • Food and refreshments for sale at the finish

Registration Opens: 9.30 am.

Course Details

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

All routes take you through quintessential old English villages and countryside (filming locations for Midsomer Murders, Vicar of Dibley, Lewis, Miss Marple, Jonathan Creek) and pass Cobstone Windmill featured in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

All Fun Riders and Challenge Riders will cycle the first 37-mile loop. The Challenge Riders will continue past the event HQ to take on the second loop.

Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive reviews (9)

4.6 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    Simon D

    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.
    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!
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • Did the Half Pint in 2019

    Thanks it was well organised and sign posted.
    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.
    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!!
    Thanks though, generally a really fun morning cycling!
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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 😁
  • 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.
  • 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 😀
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    Ktjonesuk
    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?

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    Steph E
    Hi there, so sorry for the confusion. The full pint distance is 57 miles.
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    Lawrence G
    Do you do entries on he day?

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    Steph E
    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!

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