Tommy’s Ride for the Poppy Appeal
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Tommy’s Ride MTB is a superb event on the spectacular Salisbury Droves. Ride this stunning scenic route in commemoration of Remembrance Weekend, and help raise funds for the Royal British Legion. £5 from your entry will be donated to the Poppy Appeal, plus other contributions from the event.
60k, 45k and 30k
8:30am Sat 13th Nov 2021
Netherhampton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Salisbury Racecourse, Salisbury, Netherhampton, Wiltshire SP2 8PN, UK
8:30am Sat 13th Nov 2021
Here's what races are available for Tommy’s Ride for the Poppy Appeal
Tommy’s Ride is a superb ride and a perfect way to begin a historic memorial weekend. This year, the race takes place in the spectacular Wessex Droves & Chalke Valley, west of Salisbury. Ride this superb circuit in a beautiful corner of the British countryside in commemoration of the weekend's historic events, and help raise funds for one of best established and most worthy charities. £5 from every ride entry will be donated to the Royal British Legion, plus you can buy the limited edition event t-shirt – with all profits from t-shirt sales going to the charity too.
The timelessly beautiful Chalke Valley, between Salisbury and Shaftesbury is flanked north and south by steep sided chalk downs, topped with ancient dirt driven roads, which all goes together to create a course filled with spectacular, thrilling and challenging riding. The route mixes plenty of superb dirt/gravel track sections, connected by beautiful back lanes through picturesque villages and countryside surrounding the chalk stream valley. The downs bring plenty of contours to the party, creating a succession of testing climbs and fantastic descents. The culmination of the ride is the exhilarating final 14k section of unbroken gravel track, on just enough of a downward gradient to let you open up those cranks and fly to the finish.
- Finisher's Medal
- Chip-timed results
- Route Map
- GPS files
- Drink stations
- Hot food and drink (additional cost)
- Direct emergency contacts with organisers
How to get there
Salisbury Racecourse, Salisbury, Netherhampton, Wiltshire SP2 8PN, UKGet full directions
If travelling from London you can take the M4 onto the M3. Then in Wiltshiretake the A303 to A360, then continue on to the A360. Then continue onto Salisbury.
The closest train station to the start is Salisbury station. If travelling from London you can take the Paddington Station train to Reading where you can change to Basingstoke. From Basingstoke, you can then change finally to the train towards Salisbury.
Event day logistics
08:30 - 09:00 Long and Medium rides start
09:00 - 09:30 All rides start
09:30 - 10:00 Medium and Short rides start
There is a selection of times to choose from so make sure to select the correct ride at the checkout.
Race packs will not be posted you must pick them up from the registration desk on the day of the event. You will be provided with a timing chip and a route map.
Event organiser advice
The event organiser suggests using a mountain bike, Gravel/Adventure bike, or a CX Race Bike. You may also use a hybrid but it must have strong wheels and off-road capable tyres.
Food and Drink
There will be optional food and drink available for purchase at the event centre.
There will also be mid-ride drink stations where you will be able to top-up and refuel.
Where is the start for the Tommy’s Ride: Ride to Remember?
The start line is located at Salisbury Race Course, Netherhampton, Wiltshire, SP2 8PN.
What bike do I need for the Tommy’s Ride: Ride to Remember?
The organiser recommends a mountain bike. However, Gravel Adventure, CX Race Bikes and Hybrid bikes should be fine as long as they have strong wheels and off-road capable tyres.
Is the Tommy’s Ride: Ride to Remember a race?
No this event is not a race but there will be chip-timed results available for all participants who finish.
Outstanding organisation and brilliant course. My only regret is that I should have selected a longer course as it was over too quick!
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