The Meon Valley Riser

The Meon Valley and its surrounding area is a haven for cycling enthusiasts. The rolling hills in the South Downs make for some spectacular scenery and the area is filled with interesting history. At the top of Old Winchester hill are the remnants of an old Iron Age fort, and old churches and villages litter both routes. At times you’ll forget that you’re only a stone's throw away from the major cities of Southampton and Portsmouth.

The routes have been designed to encounter as little traffic as possible, and there are minimal miles on bigger roads. In places the routes narrow to single lanes and extra care will need to be taken on these sections. All three of the Riser courses take in some challenging hills, but with rewarding views and descents. We appreciate that while riders are looking for a challenge, you also want to be able to enjoy yourself. An exciting and exhilarating day in the saddle on a meticulously planned route!

***important booking information*** We only have 120 parking spaces. Please try and car share, it's better for everyone and the environment. When you book, you are booking the number of riders that will be in your car or van. There are only a limited number of spaces so get your friends involved and book quickly. The more riders the cheaper the ride!

Sunday 1st May 2016

Address: Ditcham Park School, Ditcham, Nr Petersfield, Hants GU31 5RN, England Click here for a location map

What time?
Registration will open at 7.00am on the day for pre-booked riders only. The first riders will depart at 8.30am.

How long?
The Riser consists of three routes of 47 miles, 84 miles and 103 miles.

Can I download the route for my Garmin?
The routes will be available on this page 1 week before the event for download and will also be emailed to you with a rider brief the day before the event.

How much?
This event has limited parking. As a result you pay per number of riders in your vehicle.
1 rider per car £30
2 riders per car £56
3 riders per car £80
4 riders per car £95

What do I get for my money?
Breakfast, tea and coffee before setting out. Fully stocked feed stations. Beans on toast after you’ve completed your ride. Full SAG Wagon support. Mechanical support. Car parking.

What is the maximum number of riders?
This is a limited event. 305 rider places so get in quick.

Event photography
The awesome George Burgess and his team are on hand to take shots of each rider en route. Photos are available to purchase after the event and will be displayed on the Riser website.

Junior riders
Junior riders are very welcome but must be accompanied by a paying adult. Once the adult has booked if you email we will send you a free junior rider voucher that will
be linked to your rider number and car parking voucher.

I'm travelling from far away and need accommodation
If you're not local and looking for accommodation. There are some lovely hotels and B&B's in the area. We recommend that you visit for further information.

Can I register on the day?
Not for this event