Each year Winchcombe hosts the Hell of the North Cotswolds, the original and classic British Endurance Cycling Event.
Winchcombe is a great centre for cycling the Cotswolds, Severn Vale and Vale of Evesham. We have both flat and quiet country lanes, the hilly terrain of the Cotswold hills, and some excellent off-road cycling. There are many fabulous routes for training, or just enjoying yourself, and great places to eat and drink at the end of your ride.
We were very privileged to have Stage 7 of the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain ‘fly’ through Winchcombe in 2016. The stage included the Skoda King of the Mountains climb on Cleeve Hill, inside the final 10 kilometres of the race.
Every April Winchcombe hosts the ‘Hell of the North Cotswolds’, the classic British endurance cycling event. This is a non-competetive on & off road event aimed at experienced riders. Various routes of 100km, 75km or 50km around the beautiful Cotswolds can be chosen on the day.
There is also a thriving cycling club – Winchcombe Cycling Club,
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get on your bike!
Winchcombe is a Cotswold Gateway Town and has 4 Gateway cycling routes starting and finishing in Winchcombe.
Details can be found on the Cycling Panel situated in Back Lane Car Park
The following are links to circular ROAD rides from Winchcombe. They all start and finish at Back Lane car park, Winchcombe.
15-22 MILES AND RELATIVELY FLAT
30-42 MILES AND HILLY
48-57 MILES AND HILLY
These routes and lots more can be found here.
All images on this page by kind permission of Fez Photography.