In 2019, the Andrew Simpson Foundation brings it's second annual Bike4Bart Charity cycle ride to Portsmouth!.

The latest news is that Sir Ben Ainslie CBE, Iain Percy OBE and Grant Simmer, CEO of America's Cup Team for Britain (and team) have confirmed that they are taking part in the charity ride which is fantastic!

The journey starts at the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre in Portsmouth with staged starts from 7.30am (for the long!) 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.

Participant extras

  • Free car parking
  • Toilets at start/finish
  • Full route marking
  • Route marshals
  • Mechanical Support
  • Pickup if required
  • Free feed stations
  • First aid support
  • Free massages
  • On site catering - Open 7am for breakfast
  • Event Photography
  • Medals
  • Self-timing record comparison

the routes

There are 3 great routes to select from, all with their individual challenges. We also have a great bespoke Bike4Bart Jersey available to purchase with each ticket: all proceeds support the Charity and it’s great work getting people out on the water!

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increasing participation : improving lives

All proceeds from the entry fee go back into the Foundation to enable us to continue to increase participation and improve lives through all of our 5 Key Charitable Activities: Bart’s Bash, Research, Community Sailing Programmes, Volunteer Training and Grants.

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