Local events



Hello Oakley Pedalers,this page is dedicated to upcoming events “Good Causes” rides

As we know, the OPs are up for a bit of an adventure and sometimes there are so many options that event overlap can occur. Two OP favorite charity events are “Basingstoke Big Wheel” and “Ride London”.

Big Wheel (July)

Enjoy a spectacular summer’s day cycling and taking in the views of the local picturesque villages and stunning Hampshire countryside to raise funds for your local charity St. Michael’s Hospice. You can choose to take part in our beginner 5 mile route or intermediate 22 mile route. Alternatively, for those more experienced cyclists or for those less familiar with cycling but who would like a challenge, try our challenger 40 mile route or our advanced 64 mile route!

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Prudential Ride London – British Cycling (August)

Prudential RideLondon: the world’s greatest festival of cycling
A true legacy of the 2012 Games

Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in 2013, Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling. The eighth edition will take place over the weekend of 15-16 August 2019.

While the Mayor and his agencies are the custodians of Prudential RideLondon, the event is managed by the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP), a partnership between London Marathon Events Limited (owners and operators of the London Marathon since 1981) and SweetSpot Group Limited (operators of the Tour of Britain).

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Big Tim’s Big Day Out (September)

On Sunday 1 September it’s Big Tim’s Big Day Out which raises funds for the Royal Marsden Hospital. It’s an event organised by the widow and family of British World Championship and Commonwealth Games cyclist Tim Stevens. It’s a little further afield and starts from the South of England show ground, Ardingly. Apart from being a well organized ride there is a burger/beer/music reward at the end to emphasize the family nature. You earn this with a little sting in the tail in the last mile, Click here -> for more information (Strava)

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Hampshire Medical Fund Sportive (September)

Then on Sunday 22 September there’s the Hampshire Medical Fund Sportive. The charity raises money to buy equipment for hospitals in out area. The course over to Marlborough has been used since last year’s event as an OP ride. If you elect to ride to and from the start at Baughurst then you should rack up another (?) 100 miles for your trophy cabinet.

  • 85 miles: 08.30am
  • 45 miles: 09.30am
  • 12 miles: 10.30am

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The Primary Pedal (May)

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.

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