Cycling

A great place to get on your bike!

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.

Tour of Britain

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.

HONC

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, which caters for members of all ages, abilities and experience.  Guest riders are welcome to participate if they contact the club before joining a ride.

So what are you waiting for?  It’s time to get on your bike!

All images on this page by kind permission of Fez Photography.

A SELECTION OF WINCHCOMBE CYCLING ROUTES

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

Didbrook-Stanway-Stanton-Wormington 15 miles
Alderton-Beckford-Dumbleton 15 miles
Alstone-Toddington 18 miles
Sedgeberrow-Broadway-Laverton-Stanton-Stanway 22 miles

30-42 MILES AND HILLY

Blockley 34 miles
Bourton On The Hill 35 miles
Roel Gate 36 miles
Bretforton 42 miles

48-57 MILES AND HILLY

Chipping Campden 48 miles
Great Barrington 50 miles
South Cerney 53 miles
Lechlade 57 miles

These routes and lots more can be found here.

WATCH

Hell of the North Cotswolds

Is this for you? The original and classic British endurance cycling event

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