Saturday 27th April 2019

Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre

Building on the success of 2018’s inaugural Bike4Bart event, the Andrew Simpson Foundation have made the decision to host their annual cyclosportive in Portsmouth in 2019.

Held at the charity’s watersports centre based on Eastern Road, Portsmouth, Bike4Bart will take place on Saturday 27th April and aims to help increase participation in sport and promote health and wellbeing to all.

With exciting new elements including a watersports festival, Bike4Bart combines sport, water activities and music and is a welcome addition to the events calendar for the watersports centre in Portsmouth.

The event has attracted support from several new event partners including, Maverick Race, Let’s Do This, Event Trac, Frog Bikes and Primal. PKF Francis Clark have also pledged their support for the event for a second year.

Bike4Bart also helps to help raise awareness of the amazing work that is currently carried out by the Andrew Simpson Foundation around the world, and to raise funds, enabling the Foundation to continue delivering on its mission of improving the lives of young people through sailing.

The journey starts at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation on the seafront in Portsmouth with all 3 routes heading north, taking you on your first steady climb to Portsdown Hill. Make sure you take a look over your shoulder at the stunning views across the Solent towards the Isle Of Wight and further afield.

Once you’ve reached the top of Portsdown Hill the route starts its meander through the Meon Valley. Stunning villages fly past as you venture deeper into Hampshire and a stunning section of the course called old Winchester Hill. This descent leaves you on the edge of your seat as an avenue of old oak trees steeped in history takes you down to the small village of Warnford.

From here the route continues on to the quaint town of Alresford and out to the top of the route at Upton Grey. From here you start your cycle back towards Portsmouth, soaking up the scenery snaking past more beautiful places like Preston Candover. The route starts to follow the River Itchen back to its source at New Cheriton. From here you’re starting to make your way to the final climb of the day back up over Portsdown Hill. Take your time to soak up the views once again and then descend back to the venue where you will be greeted with a medal and a beer!

There is more than enough on the Bike4Bart route to keep all levels of cyclists excited and challenged. We cannot wait to welcome you all for this fantastic cause.

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Location

ASWC Portsmouth Eastern Rd, Portsmouth PO3 5LY
(Map)

Details

Gates Open: 6:00am
Registration: 7:00am
Race Start: 7:30am

Difficulty

A stunning course, with rolling hills - suitable for all levels depending on chosen route.

Pricing

Short Route

Standard entry: £33.00
Amount refunded post event if you hit the £150 fundraising target: £23.00

Middle Route

Standard entry: £45.00
Amount refunded post event if you hit the £150 fundraising target: £35.00

Long Route

Standard entry: £45.00
Amount refunded post event if you hit the £150 fundraising target: £35.00

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How it works

In an effort to maximise the return to good causes, we encourage all participants to fundraise through just giving. Upon hitting the £150 target, a full refund minus £10 of your full ticket value will be refunded after the event.

Plastic Free

In our quest to make this season plastic free, we ask that you run with a re-usable cup or bottle. Hydrapak Speed Cups are available to purchase at each event and online.

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What you get

Free Parking

Fully Marked Course

Outposts

Fully Timed

Online Results

Event Photography

Food & Drink Available

Bag Drop Area

Finishers Medal

Freedom Brew

Getting to the race

Driving

Free parking available - details to follow

Event Partners

Partner logos