Quest to the West

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Quest to the West
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Showcasing the best Southern English landscapes, each bike route takes you through quaint countryside villages. All abilities are welcome to join in on this challenge. Go for the distance that suits you, and regardless of what race you choose - walk away with pride and a bespoke finisher's Medal.
82 miles, 100 mile, 36 miles, and 1 more
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Sun, 24 Sept 2023
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Swanmore, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Swanmore College, New Rd, Swanmore, Southampton SO32 2RB, UK
Start times
Sunday, 24 Sept 2023
82 miles:
7:45 am |
100 mile:
7:45 am |
36 miles:
8:15 am |
51 miles:
8:15 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Quest to the West
36 miles
1 Loop
51 miles
1 Loop
82 miles
1 Loop
100 mile
Route information
Terrain Road
Route Type Looped
This route begins in the cycling mecca of Swanmore and heads North through the charming villages of Kilmeston and Cheriton. Follow the carefully designed route West to experience the beautiful towns of Marley Mount and Stockbridge. The elevation gained ensures no view will be missed.
These paved roads make for a smooth, leisurely cycle through these green countryside towns.
With 4 different distances; 36, 51 and 82 and 100 miles, there is a route for everyone! Fully marked and marshalled course with fully stocked aid stations along the way.
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What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's Medal
  • Marked route
  • Marshals on route
  • Water & aid stations
How to get there
Swanmore College, New Rd, Swanmore, Southampton SO32 2RB, UK
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There is parking available nearby the start location (Swanmore College). Swanmore College kindly ask that if you plan on parking nearby the college that you first read the Parkwise pageExternalLink from Hampshire Country Council, outlining specific safe parking.
By Train
From Waterloo station, you can get the South WEstern Railway terminating at Portsmouth Harbour for 7 stops. Get off at Hedge End and walk to the Hedge End bus station. Take the X9 to Technology College, from here it is only a 2 minute walk to race HQ.
Event day logistics
Start line
All races begin at Swanmore College (SO32 2RB).
Epic and Long distances can start at any time from 7:45am to 8:15am.
Medium and Short distances can start at any time from 8:15am to 8:45am.
Aid Stations
All aid stations will have water or energy drink to fill up your bottles. There will also be a fantastic range of sweet and savoury snacks!
100 mile: 32 miles (Itchen Abbas Village Hall), 55 miles (Longparish Village Hall), 81.5 miles (Itchen Abbas Village Hall).
82 mile: 32 miles (Itchen Abbas Village Hall), 63 miles (Itchen Abbas Village Hall)
51 mile: 32 miles (Itchen Abbas Village Hall)
34 mile: Unfortunately the organisers can’t facilitate an aid station for you but they will have the same snacks available at the start for you to take with you.
Are there water stations on the Quest to the West route?
Yes. There are well stocked aid stations throughout the course, which includes water facilities.
Do different races have different start locations for Quest to the West?
No. All races start in the same location, which is Swanmore College.
What is the nearest train station to the start location at Quest to the West?
Botley station is the nearest train station to Swanmore College, located 3.49 miles/5.62 km away. Please note that this station does not have a taxi rank.
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