Join Sir Ben Ainslie CBE, Iain Percy OBE and Grant Simmer, CEO of the America's Cup Team for Britain (who are also joining us!) on our Bike4Bart Sportive for 2019!

Registration at 7am at the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre in Portsmouth

You'll set off in stages from 7.30am 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 specially brewed Bike4Bart beer!

There is more than enough on the Bike4Bart route to keep all levels of cyclists excited and challenged and we can't wait for you to join us!

Participant extras

  • Free car parking- info coming soon!
  • Toilets and showers at start/finish
  • Changing facilities at start/finish
  • Full route marking
  • Route marshals
  • Mechanical Support by Evans Cycles
  • Pickup if required
  • Free feed stations
  • First aid support
  • On site catering - Open 7am for breakfast
  • Event Photography
  • Medals
  • Bike4Bart Completion Prize
  • Self-timing record comparison

The routes

There are 3 great routes to select from, all with their individual challenges!

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Together We Transform Lives Through Sailing

All proceeds from your Bike4Bart entry fee go back into the Foundation so that we can continue to provide opportunities for everyone to get out on the water: we do this by delivering a range of key charitable activities, further enabled through fundraising and partnerships.

Absolutely everything the Foundation does is driven by our belief that all young people have the ability to excel and succeed in life and work. We believe that the challenges of Sailing and Watersports do this by promoting health and well-being and building essential personal skills.

Can you help support us? Visit the Just Giving page via the donation button below, it really makes a difference.


Don’t forget to order your Bespoke Bike4Bart Jersey ahead of the ride!