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Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).


Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).


For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).


These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU.
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Wiltshire Big Wheel Ride

Sunday 17 Sep 2017

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A fantastic late summer ride through the harvest-time Wessex landscape raising sponsorship for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The 45 mile route follows the Avon Valley through some stunning villages to the Vale of Pewsey before heading through Savernake Forest to the historic market town of Marlborough. With a final climb up over the Ridgeway, the route drops back into the Vale of Pewsey to the Finish. The 12 mile family route takes a gentler route looping to the east of Devizes with a lunch stop at All Cannings.

THIS IS THE PAGE FOR THE 45 MILE AND 12 MILE FAMILY RIDE TO ENTER THE 100 MILE RIDE, PLEASE CLICK HERE
"Just wanted to say thanks for the Wiltshire Big Wheel yesterday - really appreciated the organisation, cheery marshals, etc etc. The Sun shone and we all had a great time - will definitely be signing up for another one of your events soon." E. I.

‘Excellent route by @BikeEventsTeam round the stunning Wiltshire countryside today.’ D.A

Ride Details
StartThe Small Green, Nursteed Rd., Devizes SN10 3AA
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FinishThe Small Green, Nursteed Rd., Devizes SN10 3AA
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Distance45 mile circular route plus 12 mile family route
Challenge RatingMed Route Short Route
Getting There: CarFrom M4 Junction 17 follow A350 (signed Chippenham), at 4th roundabout follow Calne (A4) through Chippenham, then A342 to Devizes. Parking available for free all day at
Station Road Surface Car Park
Getting There: TrainThe nearest train station is Trowbridge (11 miles from Devizes).
National Rail enquiries 08457 48 49 50
www.nationalrail.co.uk
Start Times45 mile: 08.00-9.00am. 12 mile route: 09.00am-10.30am
Local Infowww.visitwiltshire.co.uk
www.wiltshirecyclingbandb.co.uk
Other Info45 mile route - 14yrs. 8 years on the 12 mile route.
Cyclists under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18 and wear a helmet.

All riders are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.

** We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.**

GPX routes are available after you have signed up.

For answers to common queries about our rides, please see our ONLINE FAQs
PricingAdult Entry 12 Miles (£10.00)
Child Entry (8 - 14yrs) 12 Miles (£5.00)
Entry Pack 45 Miles (£17.50)
Team Entry 45 miles (Enter total no. required. Price per person) (£17.00)

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance provides an essential helicopter emergency medical service to anyone who lives, works or travels in Wiltshire. Every penny of sponsorship raised in this year’s bike ride will go directly to Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
This life-saving service is available to anyone who lives, works or travels in Wiltshire and neighbouring counties. The speed of the aircraft, combined with the advanced skills of the critical care paramedics, can mean the difference between life and death.
The charity relies on public donations to fund its costs, and by taking part, you’ll be helping to ensure the air ambulance can keep flying and saving lives.
Registered Charity Number 1144097
www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk
hello@wiltshireairambulance.co.uk

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU

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