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Cyclists take to the roads for Wiltshire 100
6:00pm Monday 3rd September 2012 in Wiltshire
THIS year’s Wiltshire 100 & Big Wheel charity bike ride takes place across the county on Sunday.
Up to 1,000 cyclists are expected to set off from The Small Green in Devizes with a choice of three separate routes.
All participants can raise vital funds for the charity of their choice.
Distances are 100 miles, 45 miles and a 12-mile family route which are all circular for convenience.
The 100-mile riders set off to the west where the route joins the Wylye valley into Wilton, the ancient capital of Wessex, then on to Salisbury and the view of its famous cathedral. Then it's up the Avon Valley through some stunning villages to the Vale of Pewsey before heading through Savernake Forest to Marlborough. With a final climb up over the Ridgeway the route drops back into the Vale of Pewsey to the finish.
Meanwhile, both the 45 and 12-mile options set off east through the Vale of Pewsey, the scenic 45-mile route heads on through Savernake Forest to the Marlborough. They also finish off with a climb over the Ridgeway and back into the Vale of Pewsey. The 12mile family route stays within the Vale with a stop at All Cannings for lunch.
There will be refreshment stops at regular intervals and Bike Events provide full back-up, including route-signing, marshals, medics, mechanics and support vehicles. Food stalls and a beer tent greet the riders at the finish.
You can enter online at the www.bike-events.com website with discounts for teams of six or more, and it’s is also possible to register on the day.