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Tour of the Candovers Pre-Event Details

By 29th August 2018News

Thank you to everyone who has entered this years Tour Of The Candovers this coming Sunday. Below is the final instructions for the event.

The venue for the ride is still undergoing major building work which means parking on site is VERY limited so if you live locally to the area it might be worth riding over to the start, or we encourage you to park in the high street and surrounding areas which is about 1/4 mile away from the school. We are very sorry for the inconvenience but it unfortunately is totally out of our control.

The Days Running time table:

Start at Robert Mays School Odiham, Hampshire, address below:

Robert May’s School
West Street
RG29 1NA

The car parks wont be open until 8. am. When you arrive all riders will need to read the T&C’s and then sign in at the desk. Please also sign back in after the ride.

We would like all riders away on time, so that there is a space between the rider groups. All the routes are sign posted with the two longer routes being the same up to the first split at 18 miles it will then re join up later on the course and carry on together until the end. There are two points of the course where you are going back on yourself after rejoining further round the route please be aware that some arrows might be double sided.

There is a change to the 60 route this year to take out the back roads that were getting broken up last year, the new route includes a great downhill of about 2 miles. it will also include the second water stop like last year.

The start times are as follows:
60 miles – 9.00 am
40 miles – 9.30 am
20 miles – 10.00 am

At the start and finish area there will be Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks and Cake to buy, also extra tubes, tyres, gels and a few other bits and pieces you might need on the day.

There will be a rider briefing before each start and we will be setting you off in groups to spread you out a bit on the first climb.

Things you will need on the day are:
and a HELMET no rider will be allowed out without a helmet this is for our insurance purposes.

There are water stops on the course of the 40 and 60 routes, the first on the 40 mile route is at 20 miles and the first on the 60 route is at 26 miles, there is then a second stop at 36 miles on the 60 route there are no stops on the 20 mile ride. At each water stop there will be a track pump and a few spare tubes which you can buy if you need extra. There will be motorbike marshals out on the course in case you have a problem, if you do have a problem wait until the motor bike gets to you.

Pre entry is now closed but you can still enter on the day if you wish or know anyone who wants to come along , the cost of entry on the day is £20 for the 20 & 40 routes and £25 for the 60,

The weather is looking good so see you all Sunday 2th September!

Tour Of The Candovers committee

Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • Steve Everest says:

    You say routes are signposted but do you also need a gps to follow or are signage adequate for the whole ride?

    • Mike Keynes says:


      we spent 6 hours putting signs up today so hopefully they should be enough 🙂
      feel free to download as well if needed, we do sometimes have trouble at one point with a local who removes our signs
      but we are aware of that issue, Thy even cut down one as we were putting them out this morning????


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