The Magnificat sportive is back! Having gained the reputation of a prestigious event with a fierce pedigree and formidable challenge, we thought it was time to bring this popular cycling event back into the UKCE calendar. Combining the rolling Hampshire countryside and classic climbs of the North Wessex Downs, this event is one of a carefully picked few that many cyclists aim to tick off the ‘to do’ list.

The longest route of the Magnificat – one of our oldest routes – spans 204 km (127 miles) and will drag you over more than 2,400m (7874 ft) of hill climbing action. Based on the UCI European Golden Bike Events model, the route is a simple anti-clockwise loop that begins in Newbury.

There’s enough climbing action in this ride to keep your legs turning over – and the most challenging of them all for riders on the 200 and Long routes, Combe Gibbet standing at 264 meters above sea level.

The terrain tends to be more settled between climbs, albeit with consistent rolling roads, there are nine major climbs in all on this route, nicely spaced to allow for a bit of recovery along the way.

Keeping within the boundaries of the North Wessex Downs AONB for the duration of the event, you are sure of a scenic yet challenging day in the saddle.

Entry includes:

  • Fully Marked and Marshalled routes
  • Chip times for all riders
  • Roaming Mechnical Assistance
  • Free event Photography
  • Finishers Medal, Beer and OTE Sport Nutrition goodies
  • On course emergency Medical cover
  • Fully stocked Feed Stations.
At a Glance
  • 01 Jul 2023 7:30am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • UKCE Magnificat TourUKCE Magnificat TourHermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire, UK
  • Up to 204 km (127 miles)
  • From 31.00 GBP
  • Unknown Riders

Extra Information

Ride hard, raise money, defeat dementia

Want to support our official charity partner while taking part in this ride? Click the following link to find out more and help make a difference. Alzheimer's Research UK

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