Guide Dogs Tour of Berkshire

Sunday 14th April 2019

Practical Info

41.5km Fun Ride / 84km Classic / 125km Epic Starting From: 08:30am Location: Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Hillfields, Reading Rd, Burghfield Common nr Reading, Berkshire

West Berkshire Reading Cyclosportive

About West Berkshire

With so many places to visit in Berkshire, you can easily forget you're right on London’s doorstep. A wealth of towns, villages and countryside to explore make West Berkshire the perfect antidote to city life. Hillfields is situated close to both Reading and Newbury. There are many lively cafes and restaurants for you to enjoy a cup of tea or a bite to eat. The surrounding countryside is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the cycle ride crosses the wonderful Kennet and Avon Canal which runs right through West Berkshire from the outskirts of Reading to Hungerford.

Travel and Parking

Road: Hillfields is located close to Reading and is in close proximity to and easily accessible from the M4.
Rail: Reading can be reached from London Paddington while Theale and Aldermaston are on the First Great Western line from Reading passing through Newbury.
Bus: Direct or indirect buses link Burghfield Common with other Berkshire towns. Contact Reading Buses 01189594000
Coach: National Express serves Reading, Newbury, Basingstoke and Bracknell and links with local bus services.
Air: Heathrow (35mins), Farnborough (35mins), Southampton (55mins).

If you are staying in Burghfield Common it is recommended that you walk to the sart. Public transport may be an option for some but if you do need to drive there will be free of charge parking at Hillfields. Please follow guidance from the marshals.

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Spectators

The Guide Dogs Tour of Berkshire Cycle gives plenty of opportunity for spectators to see the cyclists at a variety of points on the cycle course.

We recommend you get there for the start at 8:30am. All of the cyclists are taking on an epic challenge and would really appreciate your support. If you would like to view the cyclists in action we recommend heading to any of the aid stations on the course. Alternatively head out into the West Berkshire countryside and investigate the area, there are plenty of small towns and villages where you can have a drink and cheer the cyclists on. Please DO NOT follow the cyclists around the course, this is unsafe and unfair on the riders and general public. We also ask that you do not park anywhere which may be disruptive or dangerous to the cyclists. Make sure that you return in time to see the finish and congratulate all of the cyclists on their achievement.

The cycle is on public roads and by the start / finish area cyclists will be sharing the roads with spectators and normal vehicular traffic. Please be careful of the cyclists and try not to impede them. Remember that everyone is here to help the cyclists and give them a memorable day. Please cooperate with the marshals and event staff.

We look forward to seeing you at the Guide Dogs Tour of Berkshire Cyclosportive and hope you have a great day!