Tour of Wessex 2020
Tour of The Black Mountains
Tour of Dartmoor
Wessex Gravel Safari
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.
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 II
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.
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.
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 The Black Mountains
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.
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.
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.
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)