Be part of a festival of cycle challenges and charity leisure rides taking place at the prestigious stately home location of Highclere Castle, Nr Newbury, Berks. We have heard that this is a fantastic challenging course and is all set to be a superbly organised event.

There are three cyclosportive challenges proposed for the Highclere Castle Cyclosportive on the 20th August 2006: 110 mile individual, 110 mile 4-person team challenge, and 50 mile individual. Plus two leisure rides supporting Fire Services National Benevolent Fund Charity (FSNBF): 50mile ride and a shorter route option of 32miles.

The courses we have designed will test your physical ability and mental strength to judge pace, endurance and stamina to the limit - 3000metres of ascent, classic undulating Hampshire Downs countryside, hammer time along the Test Valley and then the Scorpion's sting on Inkpen Beacon.

• Local Accommodation: Over 600 hotel rooms within fifteen minutes drive of Highclere Castle

• Fully supported: From the moment you enter the grounds to when we send you homeward after your success.

• Easy Access: Highclere Castle is conveniently located between M3 and M4.

• TLC: Sports Masseurs at the finish to take away those aches and pains!


• Date: Sunday August 20th 2006

• Course: 110 miles individual and/or 110miles team entries, 50 miles individual entry and 50mile ride and a shorter route option of 32miles (charity rides).

• Venue: Start/finish Highclere Castle, Newbury, Berkshire

• Cost: £21.00 - 110mile, £17.00 - 50 mile, £12.50 - 50m or 30m Charity Rides

• Supported by Reading Cycling Club.

• Individual electronic timing by HS Sports.

• Enter your individual and team entries straight away -