A Trail Break MTB Event

The Ridgeway Returns!

August 3rd 2019

The Ridgeway 100 returns! This fantastic kilometre century features an out and back format, using the very best riding on the magnificent ridge! Starting and finishing in the same place, there’s no return transport worries too!

NEW Ridgeway 50 option!

New for 2019 – a half distance option alongside the full Ridgeway 100!

Fancy a great ride without going the full 100km? We’ve added a shorter Ridgeway 50 (47km) option that takes you out to the feed station on the far side of White Horse Hill and back!

Ride 107k on the Ridgeway in a day!

 (or pick the NEW 47km short route option!)

The Ridgeway is Europe’s oldest continually used highway. Dating back thousands of years, this was a prehistorically important route, with many ancient landmarks along it’s length, and ending at the magnificent stone circles of Avebury (which predates Stonehenge by some 700 years!)

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Today, the Ridgeway remains a popular recreational route, and a fantastic long distance off road trail! Faster paced and less extreme than the South Downs Way, the Ridgeway is a fantastic gravel bike ride and gives you plenty to get your teeth into. The route keeps you high up and offers continuous sweeping views, with just enough dips and diversions along the ridge to keep your climbing / descending muscles ticking over! The surface only occasionally gets semi-technical, leaving you with 100km of very rideable trail to enjoy! It’s a ride that invites you to open up your engines, and test how long you can keep them running!

And we make sure that all you have to think about is riding. Our team have over 20 years experience running long distance off road challenges, and detailed knowledge of the Ridgeway itself. The Ridgeway 100 Century to the Stones is fully supported, from route marking to multiple feed and support stops, so all you have to do is concentrate on taking on this epic ride!

Book Your Place NOW!

Book online for this event here!
Click here to be taken to secure event entry and payment at RiderHQ.

Route Stats

The lowdown on this ride in numbers, profiles and maps; where the route goes, where it hills are, how demanding it is and which bike to use.

Full Route

kilometres

  • Physical Severity 80% 80%
  • Technical Severity 30% 30%

Short Route

kilometres

  • Physical Severity 55% 55%
  • Technical Severity 25% 25%

Bike Suitability

Which bike will be best or this ride? The Wildwood is open to any bike and any rider – but here’s our guide to which type of bike suits this course best.

  • Gravel / Adventure Bike 90% 90%
  • CX (race style cyclocross) 75% 75%
  • MTB 80% 80%
  • MTB (29er) 90% 90%
  • Hybrid* 60% 60%
  • Road* 30% 30%
Warning: This ride contains off road sections and rough surfaces. Only use road bikes that are capable of some off road. DO NOT use any bike you do not want to expose to dirt and the risk scratches or some damage. Only use a bike with strong wheels and off road capable tyres. Remove mudguards prior to the ride.

Event Route Map

View the routes in a Google Map

The Kilometre Century (plus seven): 107km

The Century to the Stones is a classic kilometre century; 107km and 1,361 metres of climbing in a single day, 85% off road on the historic Rideway.  Thre trail keeps you high on on the ridge for most of it’s length, giving you fantastic views to enjoy as the miles unfold. Mostly off road, the Ridgeway is ideal riding for fast MTBs, 29ers and even gravel/CX bikes. This is fast paced endurance off road, through one of the worlds great historic landscapes! A truly stunning summer ride!

100 kilometres
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Distance

107km (66miles)

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Start Location

Chilton, Oxfordshire

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Start Time

8:00am
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Finish Location

Chilton, Oxfordshire

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Finish Time

Estimated 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Chilton

Ridgeway 50: The Ridgeway Returns

47 km out and back
£30
  •  Included Event Support

  • 1 Feed & support station. (All feed stations offer, water, energy drink, first aid & mechanical support).
  • Rider timing by transponder tag with half way mid timing. Results posted to these web pages.
  • Multiple emergency contact numbers for our team made available for you to carry with you.
  • Mechanical support vehicles .
  • Route marked by the event Team and uses known Ridgeway markers. GPX route issued to all entries.
  • Book early! Entry price increases will apply in the final month of booking.

Book Your Place NOW!

Book online for this event here!
Click here to be taken to secure event entry and payment at RiderHQ.

Event Logistics

Registration

Go to the registration desk on your arrival, where your timing chip on an ankle strap and bike numberwill be available to collect. Next, get yourself ready to ride.

Cut off & bail out points

Your big target for Century to the Stones is to complete the challenge. This ride should be acheivable by most people within the time limits, however you will need to be aware of your pace, and listen to advice form our course marshals. There will be cut off times at the points on the route, after which riders may be transported forwards to catch up time or (if they have not yet reached the return point at Avebury) instructed to turn back early, at the event organisers discretion. In extreme circumstances, very slow riders who are far behind the event schedule may be refused further event support and required to make their own arrangements to complete or abandon the ride.

Friends and family support vehicles
A good number of riders will arrange for friends or family to support them along the route from their own vehicles, and to collect them at the end of the day. We welcome friends and family support vehicles on the event, however, we will need them to to observe our guidelines to help the event to run smoothly. We will provide details of recommended rendezvous points on the course, with suitable access and parking. There will also be certain roads on the course where we will ask vehicles not to attempt to access the course, due to road width or parking limitations. This information will be provided to you well in advance to allow you to plan.
On the ride

Once you’re ready to start, report to the start / finish area with your timing chip strapped to your ankle. Listen to the short briefing and set off as directed. As you go along the route, you will find bright orange signs and ribbons to follow. These should guide you around the whole route, but use a map or gps if you think you have strayed off course or have a problem with the route navigation. There will also be emergency contact numbers provided to you. Ride safely at all times, and remember that you are on public rights of way and roads. This is not a race, so please ride appropriately, and be friendly and polite to other trail users you meet. At the end of the ride, pass over the timing mat once again, and hand in your timing chip. For those interested in there ride time, these will be available on the computer screen at the finish.

Event support vehicles & mechanical assistance
Our support vehicles will be traveling along the route on the closest possible roads, and will be equipped to help with mechanical problems and basic first aid. However, please note that getting assistance to any point on the Ridgeway may involve considerable distances and can take a long time. Riders will be expected to carry basic tools and spares, and a small, basic first aid pack. Your first and best option is always to fix yourself if you can; if you can’t we’ll be there to help.