Sun 14 Apr 2024 Reading, Berkshire, UK

RIDE Wessex Downs | Classic

An early season ride in the heart of Berkshire featuring some of the very best of the North Wessex Downs AONB. Earn your medal conquering the challenging Classic route!

  • Sun 14 Apr 2024
Pangbourne College, Reading




Age 16 & over

  • 70 miles road cycling + 931 m ascent


Setting off from the grounds of Pangbourne College, the routes on this new ride serve up some of the best charity cycling sportives in the south. With a heady mix of rolling terrain and punchy climbs, it offers something for cyclists of all abilities.

With three routes to choose from there's sure to be something for every level of cyclist, from those just starting out, to more experienced riders building up strength after the winter months.


  • Early season ride

    Part of Action's popular, annual RIDE Series.

  • Rolling terrain, punchy climbs

    The North Wessex Downs AONB, famous hillside chalk figures and surprising peace and serenity.

  • Complete day out

    Enjoy a great day in the saddle with first-class support throughout and the 'pro' feel of motorcycle outriders.

  • All levels of cyclist

    Short, medium and long rides to cater for a wide range of abilities.

  • No fundraising target

    Easy entry online with no sponsorship minimum - simply raise as much as you can.

  • Support Action Medical Research

    Ride to raise awareness and funds to help sick and disabled babies and children.

This event is part of RIDE Wessex Downs.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams


  • Cafe
  • Changing facilities
  • Free parking
  • Park
  • Rural
  • Showers
  • Toilets


  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Toilets
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers


  • Public transport links

What's included

  • Chip timing
  • Medal


  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support


  • Age 16 & over
  • Enter online

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