Cyclosportives

Long distance, organised, mass-participation road cycling events, held annually featuring feed stations, mechanical support, first aid, timing, and signed route. Live tracking via the Earth Sports App.

Tour of Wessex 2021

May 29 - May 31, 2021

Experience the challenge of riding 3 days back to back in the Uk's biggest Multi Stage Cyclosportive while enjoying West country hospitality, and the exceptionally fine food & drink.

Gravel Safaris

Organised cycle rides which challenges a cyclist to complete a mixed surface course, passing through designated control points, within a preset time limit. The route is not signed and riders must navigate using a a GPS. Live tracking via the Earth Sports App.

Wessex Gravel Safari

April 26, 2020

The Wessex Gravel safari is a challenge ride of 111 miles through some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK.

Wessex Gravel Safari II

July 25, 2020

The Wessex Gravel safari is an epic challenge of 161 miles (260 km) through some of the UK's most ancient beauty spots. Starting in Sherborne, the route heads North East across Salisbury Plain, to the world's largest Stone Circle at Avebury, before heading South to Stonehenge and then onto Cranborne AONB and back to Sherborne.

Reliability rides

Organised cycle rides which challenges a cyclist to complete an on road course, passing through designated control points, within a preset time limit. The route is not signed and riders must navigate using a GPS. Live tracking via the Earth Sports App.

Mendip Meander

March 29, 2020

The Mendip Meander is Earth Sports second event of the year, not sportive or a race it another chance to test how you fitness is progressing.

Solstice 300

June 21, 2020

The Solstice 300 starts in Sherborne and follows the Dorset County boundary for 300 km. Start any time after 'Sun Up' and cross the finish line before 'Sun Down'.

Coastal Cruise

January 24, 2021

The Coastal Cruise Kicks off the Season for Earth Sports on the last Sunday in January.

Exmoor Excursion

March 21, 2021

The Exmoor Excursion is the the first big reliability ride of the year as we move towards the spring classics. Like a sportive but without mechanical support and feed stops, just some lovely cafe stops.

Tour of Dartmoor

April 11, 2021

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Tour of The Black Mountains

May 2, 2021

First held as a sportive in 2008 the Tour of Black Mountains has always been a huge test of endurance and stamina. Now run as a reliability ride the parcours takes in over 3,300 meters of climbing, most definitely one for the Grimpeurs. Throw you hat into the ring and see if you can get on the all time leader board. that includes former National Road Race Champions, Winner of the Tour of Britain and a couple of the GB Olympic Team!

Self supported races

Organised cycling events over mixed surface roads and trails, were riders are self-supported, no drafting is allowed and the clock never stops between the start and when the finish line is reached. Being self-supported / unsupported means that all equipment must be carried by the rider, no outside support is allowed, but commercial services may be used along the way (restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, bike shops, etc.). Live tracking via the Earth Sports App.

Tour of Wessex 2021

May 29 - May 31, 2021

Experience the challenge of riding 3 days back to back in the Uk's biggest Multi Stage Cyclosportive while enjoying West country hospitality, and the exceptionally fine food & drink.

Divide Britannia

Aug 22 - Aug 29, 2020

The Divide Britannia is a bikepacking race for mountain and gravel bikes, it is not a stage race, the clock never stops from the moment the riders leave the start to the moment that they reach the finish, it is a long individual time trial!

Trans Wessex

Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2020

The Trans Wessex is a mixed terrain Self Supported Race for Solo and Team (2 riders) suitable for gravel bikes. Starting at Hampton Court in London the route Travels West to Bristol along ancient tracks and byways before returning to London.

Training camps

Earth Sports 4 day training camp held in mid-March offers participants 4 days dedicated riding. The roads used take in many of those found in the Tour of Wessex Cyclosportive. The are 3 groups of 9 riders: 25 kph, 27 kph and 30 kph.

Training Camp

Mar 11 - Mar 13, 2021

The Earth Sports training camp is a 4 day block of riding comprising flat and intermediate parcour of around 130 km per day. There are two groups: Group 1 (29-30 kph) and an Group 2 (27-28 kph)