The Primary Pedal is a bike ride of 20, 40 or 60 miles through the North Wessex Downs AONB on very quiet lanes. The 20-mile route isn't that hilly, the 40-mile route is quite hilly and the 60-mile route is as hilly as is possible without building some extra hills.

The 40- and 60-mile routes pass through Hampshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire, going over the highest point in South-East England - Walbury Hill.

The Primary Pedal starts and finishes in the easily-accessed country town of Whitchurch, just south of Newbury.

The vast majority of the routes are on single-lane country roads bordered by hedgerows and fields. There's only 1 mile of minor A-road on the 60-mile route, and that's downhill or flat.

At a Glance
  • 12 May 2019 8:00am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • Primary PedalPrimary PedalWhitchurch, Hampshire, UK
  • Up to 102 km (63 miles)
  • From 18.00 GBP
  • 300 Riders