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Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive

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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.

Review summary

4.6
9 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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

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Linda H
"great ride beautiful scenic route, well organised, super to start & return to..."

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Sally O
"Great event - weather was lovely and the scenery amazing. Good atmosphere at..."
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Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive routes

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.

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

Further course details can be found below:

Half Pint
Distance: 35 Miles (56KM)
Elevation: 723m

Full Pint
Distance: 57 Miles (92KM)
Elevation: 1,365m

Event Details

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
Raceday Logistics

Schedule:

0900: Registration opens

0930: Riders begin to leave

1000:
All riders have started

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

Kit List

• ID in case of an incident.

• Food and energy drink (although there will be food and drink available at the feed stations enroute).

• 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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I access race photography?
All race photography will be uploaded to the Let's Go Velo website and the event Facebook page.
Will there be refreshment stations?
Yes, there will be refreshment stations about every 20 miles which will be will stocked with homemade snacks and water.
What happens after the event?
Afterwards, the Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery are putting on a hot buffet BBQ which will be available to purchase.

Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive weather forecast

Possible light rain in the afternoon.

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6°C
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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 16mph

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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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Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery Sportive reviews (9)

4.6 out of 5 stars

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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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