The 31k Mountain Bike Ride follows a separate route and starts ahead of the runners. The trail also boasts stunning scenery, with one or two steep hills. The cyclists go off before the runners and take a different course so there is no clashing! Walkers start behind the runners.
Download the 31K Cycle guide and map ( 550Kb)
31k Cycle Map
|Stage||Description||Distance (approx)||Total Distance||Direction
|1||From Village Hall go up Stevens Drove to the T-Junction. Turn Right.||2.1K||2.1K||Right|
|2||Follow track, through The Beeches until you reach the road. Turn Left.||1.3K||3.5K||Left|
|3||Follow main road to a T-Junction and turn left.
Continue to Broughton Square. Turn Right.
|4||Follow the street up to the main road and continue over (right then left) and up Buckholt Road to the path at the bottom of the hill. Bear Right.||800M||6.8K||Straight on
|5||Follow the track up the steep hill to a junction.
Take Left fork and follow the track down until you join a road. Turn Left.
|6||Follow the ‘Roman Road’ to cross the main road, through the Beeches and down to Bossington. Turn Left.||4.6K||12.9K||Straight on
|7||Follow road to the junction signposted to ‘Stockbridge’.
At this junction Long Cycle follows from 7b.
|800M||13.7K||Two different markers as the two cycle routes divide.|
|7a||SHORT (14k) Cycle only
Turn Left and continue to the Village Hall.
|7b||LONG (31k) Cycle only
Continue straight on along ’9 Bridges Lane’ to the Test Way at Horsebridge Turn Left onto the Test Way.
|8||Continue along the Test Way and cross over the Clarendon Way. (ignore the black/yellow arrow left. This is for the runners only).||1.2K||16.6K||Straight on|
|9||Carry on along the Test Way to Stockbridge, past the White Hart on the right, straight on at the roundabout and continue along the main road in the direction of Andover.||4.1K||20.7K||Straight on
approaching both roundabouts
|10||Leave the main road just past the second roundabout turning left onto the Test Way.||400M||21.1K||Left|
|11||Follow the Test Way and take the first ‘exit’ left to join ‘The Bunny’.
|12||Follow The Bunny to a T Junction in Longstock –
(Peat Spade is on the right).
|13||Follow the village road for 100m and turn Right up ‘Church Road’.||80M||23K||Right|
|14||Follow Church Road until it changes into a track and all the way to the top and down the other side until the track meets the road. Carry straight on (right then left) across the road to join another track.||1.5K||24.5K||Straight on|
|15||Follow this track (past the old Stockbridge Racecourse on the right) to join the tarmac Spitfire Lane at Chattis Hill. Follow Spitfire Lane and cross over the A30. Carry straight on in the direction of Broughton.||2K||26.5K||Straight on
Beware Cyclists markers on A30 approaching X Roads
|16||Follow the Broughton Road up the hill to the bend and turn left onto the track (at the Beeches where you joined the road at Stage 2).||1K||27.5K||Left|
|17||Follow the track to the junction with Stephens Drove. Turn Left.||1.3K||28.8K||Left|
|18||Follow Stephens Drove to return to the Village Hall.||2.2K||31K||THE FINISH|
Please note: there is no policing at this event and we ask you to take the greatest care when cycling in traffic areas at road crossings and sections of tarmac, especially roundabouts and crossing the A30. There will be several Caution Signs around.