Posted Friday 7th September 2012 –
The end of the month will see riders get the chance to tackle the King Arthurs Realm sportive starting from the Stonehenge World Heritage Site. Not only are there 3 great routes on offer passing landmarks such as Stonehenge, Avebury, the Alton Barnes White Horse and Cheddar Gorge but also all profits made from the event are being donated to the Great Ormand Street Hospital, Childrens Charity.
Over the last few months the organisers have been out trawling the local roads to come up with routes that are as scenic as possible and are promising something to endulge your eyes as well as something to challenge your legs.
The full distance route has been tweaked to incorporate an extremely lengthy downhill section through Cheddar Gorge and now comes in at 130 miles and will be including 3 feed stops on route to keep riders fuelled. But don’t worry if the full 130 miles seems a bit much there’s also a choice of to shorter distances that still pack in plenty of sights, the three routes on offer are –
- 50 miles – starts at World Heritage Site Stonehenge and heads to the World Heritage Site at Avebury then through the historic towns of Devizes and back to Stonehenge taking in the White Horse at Alton Barnes and picturesque villages on your return.
- 80 miles – starts at World Heritage Site Stonehenge and heads to the World Heritage Site at Avebury then through the historic towns of Devizes, Bradford on Avon, Frome, Warminster and back to Stonehenge taking in the White Horse at Alton Barnes and picturesque villages on your return.
- 130 miles – the full route distance starts at Stonehenge before heading past the Word Heritage Site at Avebury then on through the towns of Devizes, Bradford on Avon, Frome and Radstock followed by a descent down Cheddar Gorge before heading back through Wells, Glastonbury Tor, Shepton Mallet, Frome, Warminster and returning to Stonehenge.
Entries are still available with discounts for those who are members of UK Athletics, the British Triathlon Federation or British Cycling. For full details and entry visit the organisers website –