Winchester Sporterium

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About
Get back in the saddle with the Winchester Sporterium. A great day out for cycling enthusiasts to get together, ride together and take part in exciting and interactive activities. The exciting Event Village 'Spin City' will be based just near the start line, making for a top day out.
Participants
60k and 100k
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Calendar
Sat, 24 Sept 2022
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LocationPin
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4.5
(52 Reviews)
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20 to 50m elevation gain per km

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Where and when
Location
Guildhall Winchester, The Broadway, Winchester SO23 9GH, UK
Start times
Sat, 24 Sept 2022
60k:
TBC |
100k:
TBC
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Winchester Sporterium
60k
Distance
60km
£40.00
100k
Distance
100km
£45.00
Route information
The two Sportives are perfect for people looking to get into non-competitive cycling. These events are for fun and are not a race!
100k
Terrain: Road
Elevation 1,309m
The 100k is the longest race of the day, and is a brilliant challenge for any keen cyclist.
60k
Terrain: Road
Elevation 596m
The 60k route is designed for people who are taking on their first Sportive or would like a slightly shorter ride. The 60k route will still be a challenge, but one a wide variety of abilities can take on.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Fully marked and marshalled routes
  • Mechanical support
  • Feed stations
  • Toilets
  • Medical support
  • Chip-timed results
Train
How to get there
Guildhall Winchester, The Broadway, Winchester SO23 9GH, UK
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By Car
Winchester can be accessed from the M3 or the A34.
By Train
Winchester Train Station has frequent services to Southampton and London Waterloo.
Event day logistics
Event timings are TBC.
Age Restrictions
The sportives are open to riders aged 16 and over.
Team Entry
You can enter as a team of 2 up to 20. If you'd like to create a team, all team members must sign up at the same time.
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Spectator Info
Family and friends can come along to watch the riders flying past, or they can head into Winchester City Centre and Spin City which will have some fantastic entertainment.
Backpack
Kit List
Mandatory Kit
  • A road worthy bike
  • Helmet (you must have a helmet or you will not be allowed to participate)
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Drinks bottle
  • Mobile phone (in case of emergencies)
  • Basic tools / repair kit
  • Spare inner tubes
  • Bike pump
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Appropriate clothing for weather that day (think about temperature, covering up from the sun, or even high visibility clothes and lights for if foggy / rainy)
  • Face mask for arrival at the venue and navigating round feed stations
FAQs
Do I have to wear a helmet during the Winchester Sporterium?
Yes! For your safety, it is required that every participant wears a helmet. Not having one will result in you not being able to participate.
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Will there be refreshments on the route for the Winchester Sporterium?
Yes, There will be feed stations around the sportive route to keep your energy levels up.
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Can I skip red lights and stop signs during the Winchester Sporterium?
No, you will need to obey the usual rules of the road for your own safety on the sportive as it will not be on closed roads.
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Will there be mechanical support at the Winchester Sporterium?
Yes there will be mechanical support, both stationary and roving.
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Reviews
4.5
52 reviews
dāvis
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
It is a great event for all beginners and someone who has been in triathlon world for a long time.The course is very nice and rolling around Winchester farmlands, with a run course around the block and on school grounds.Great atmosphere for a family to enjoy the day and see their loved once race
katharine
Star
3.3
Did the race in 2022
This was my first triathlon. I chose it as I heard it was a good first one to try. wrong! We were an hour delayed due to the Sprint group mis-judging their swimming times. There was nowhere warm to hang around except the hall and that was packed with people. We arrived in plenty of time to have a briefing and so for an extra hour to be added we were very tired by the time we actually got going in the Novice times.There were no signs for the loos, but we found 2 womens loos that were used by all the female and children spectators and the competitors. I notified the organisers that there was no toilet paper twice in 45mins before they filled it back up.You had to cross the transition lane for the swimmers to get to the loos which was chaotic at times.We should have been able to arrange between ourselves in the pool who was a strong swimmer in the lane and negotiate who went first. However the swim hats were allegedly linked to the chips on our ankles so we couldn't do that.The bike ride was awful for me on a mountain bike. all road and so many very very steep hills and some very narrow. Having to keep pulling over to let cars pass meant i lost focus, time and effort. There should be marshalls on the bike route. An ambulance seemed to do the route, but that caused more issues as it had to pull over where I was cycling to let a car pass! there was also a red fiesta full of teenagers and they squirted me full in the face with a water gun. I was so shocked and came off my bike. At first i wondered if it was acid that had been thrown in my face. One of the other cyclists was also caught just in front of me and heard me scream and came to check on me. That was awful. This should be a road bike or hybrid bike ride. Mountain bikes are too heavy for this kind of course.I came back to transition and found a woman collecting her friends bag etc she had picked mine up too. So that took time to get all my stuff back from her. Just because we were the last to do our race, the security in the transition area shouldn't have laxed.The run was only 2.5km but more hills. The narrow path up towards the college meant i couldn't pass anyone that was walking. Then as we rounded the final corner the young marshalls were playing football and we didn't know where to go. thankfully another one came along and directed us.No spectators for us. Everyone had gone home. We couldn't even get a cup of tea. we were so cold and hungry and we had been an hour delayed to start. Really marred the experience for me.
max
Star
3.7
Did the race in 2022
A great event, but started an hour late due to poor organisation of the swimming times. I was tired before even starting, due to spending an hour shivering and waiting around.Once underway, the event was great, volunteers were friendly and helpful, the signs and transition areas were clear and easy to navigate.The cycle route was good fun and I enjoyed the hills. Traffic was inevitable, so thanks for having volunteers making note of who stopped at the lights.The run route was great fun and exciting, however it would be good if there was a way to avoid cutting across the start of the cycle route when crossing the road.The finish line was great and the man with the microphone was full of encouragement and enthusiasm! Overall, I really enjoyed the event; it was my second triathlon ever and my first sprint distance tri. Huge thanks to everyone for making it happen, my family and I had a great time and will definitely do more events in the future.
zoe
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Very friendly staff on hand to help and a scenic, hilly route!
deborah
Star
3.0
Did the race in 2022
I was really disappointed that I did not start until 1 hour past my original start time so I was hanging around feeling very nervous etc
laura
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Very well organised - loved it!
georgina
Star
3.3
Did the race in 2022
It was my first and enjoyed it however the delay in starting time of an hour was disappointing
stephen
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2022
Bike course had some very narrow sections on busier rural roads, particularly south of Sparsholt. A sign warning motorists that there was a race might have helped.
jane
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2022
This is a great triathlon, everyone is very friendly and helpful. Fabulous atmosphere would do it again and recommend it. The only concern is no one checks you have the correct bike. My bike is old so not a problem. If I had an expensive bike I would be very concerned. But like I said great event.
tabitha
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
I loved it!
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Recent Questions
David Trotman
14/11/2021
Do you need any specialist equipment and how is the transition from the swim to the ride organised?
David Trotman
11/11/2021
What is the transition procedure between swimming and cycling?
David Trotman
11/11/2021
What is the transition procedure between swimming and cycling?
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