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Mark the festival's 15th birthday by joining our ride to Wychwood!


DETAILS OF THE RIDE


Start Date : Friday 31st May

Start Point : Swindon train station

Start Time : 10:00am

Number of miles : 45

Hours of cycling per day : 5

Arrival Date : Friday 31st May

Arrival Time : 5:30pm

End Point : Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse

Ride Grading

You'll need to be capable of cycling 45 miles per day and fairly comfortable with hills.


WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT THIS TRIP?

This pretty ride starts with a slow meander out through the suburbs of Swindon and out towards Cricklade. The National Cycle Route 45 than takes us through the lakes south east of Cirencester and, before we know it, beautiful countryside villages are abundant! Just before lunch we'll pass through Kemble to pick up some fresh faces. After taking in medieval Minchinhampton, the plan is to reach Stroud around 1pm just in time to meet our Stroud group and to enjoy a picnic lunch.

From Stroud, we climb back into the Cotswold Hills and 'traverse' a charming lane cut into the hillside. Keeping away from main roads, we'll meander through Jack's Green and Sheepscombe before taking a well-deserved snack break around Prinknash Abbey Park.

Our next stop is Gloucester where we'll congregate at famous Gloucester Cathedral. The final few miles of our route follow the National Cycle Route between Gloucester and Cheltenham. We aim to arrive at Wychwood by 5.30pm for (no doubt) a well-deserved celebratory beer!

Please note we'll be picking up riders at Kemble, Stroud and Gloucester, so there'll be plenty of opportunities to take a breather, stretch your legs and take in the sights.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

We'll create the route and guide you

We'll carry your bags and camping equipment in our support van

We'll provide lunch on the day of the ride

We'll keep you nourished and hydrated with delicious snacks and water

Storage of your bike on the Wychwood festival site

Outward ride only price £45


OPTIONAL EXTRAS

We can bring you and your bike back to the start point after the festival
£20 return

Discounted Wychwood Festival ticket

£100(First 30 riders only)

MEET THE TEAM

Meet our dedicated team of tour leaders, expert riders and all round great people with a passion for cycling and the outdoors.

We look forward to riding with you.

COMING SOON...

PERKS OF THE RIDE

First 30 riders can get an "Adult Weekend with Camping" Wychwood 2019 festival ticket for just £100! (£15 cheaper than early bird tickets)

Love from our Shambala riders 2018

"I couldn't recommend this more highly. Katie and Polly were fantastic guides going at a pace that suited the whole group. I will definitely look to do this again"
Daphne H



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