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The Swift Carbon Tour of Wessex is the biggest multi stage cyclosportive in the UK. The cycling cognoscenti have been making the annual pilgrimage to Somerset since 2006 to experience the challenge of riding 3 days back to back while enjoying West country hospitality, and the exceptionally fine food & drink. Expect quintessentially English countryside though the lanes and byways of the South West. Each individual stage has its own unique mix of monuments, history and challenging terrain which sets it apart from other events; add the challenge of riding three days back to back and you have truly unique event. Choose from 322 miles, 224 miles or ride an individual stage which each have a choice of two route distances.

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Andrew H
"A really good and challenging event. It could have done with an extra food stop..."
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How to enter the Tour of Wessex

  1. 330 Miles, 3 stages

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  2. 220 Miles, 3 Stages

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  3. 100 Mile Cyclosportive

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  4. 79 Mile Cyclosportive

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  5. 120 Mile Cyclosportive

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  6. 78 Mile Cyclosportive

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  7. 63 Mile Cyclosportive

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  8. 111 Mile Cyclesportive

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Event Details

Will there be water/food on the course?
There will be feed stations available approximately every 30 miles on each stage of the Tour of Wessex. 3 on the standard route and 2 on the medium route. High5 products and bananas will be available at feed stations, along with a supply of savory food for each rider. Do not take more than you require, remember your fellow cyclists arriving after you.

How will the starts be organised?
The first start group will be reserved for entrants who can demonstrate their cycling ability through results in a select number of cycle events; If you have gone under 5 hours 15 mins for 100 miles you can start in this group. You will need to email [email protected] with previous verifiable results.
All other riders will be placed in a general category and line up according to arrival time at the start.

Tour of Wessex weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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Tour of Wessex reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the 330 Miles, 3 stages in 2019

    A really good and challenging event. It could have done with an extra food stop on Stage 2 and I would have like to see a bit more variety of food at the food stops over the 3 days.
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