The Meon Valley serves up some of the most spectacular and, at times, challenging, vistas in the South-East of England and as this new sportive is brought to you courtesy of those fine people that organise the New Forest Rattler (Sunday August 21) this should be a doozey – though certainly not a doddle. Two routes on offer of 46/85miles with challenging climbs including Old Winchester Hill and Stoner Hill, plus what the organisers describe as: “some awesome sweeping downhill sections to raise your average mph!”
Race HQ is at Boundary Oak School (map details here) and your £23 on-the-day fee gets you pre-race drinks, feed stations, SAG wagon to pick up the defeated (surely not you), post-race soup and drinks plus a finisher’s medal. 15% of profits goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
For full event details see: www.meonvalleyriser.co.uk