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Wild King Alfred's Way - Day 1 - From Winchester to All Cannings

Wild King Alfred's Way - Day 1 - From Winchester to All Cannings

07:51
58.6 mi
7.5 mph
2,675 ft
2,425 ft

Tour Overview

Starting Point
58.6 mi
Destination

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Wild Cycles went gravel riding.

April 23, 2021

Comments

  • Wild Cycles

    A few King Alfred's Way highlights from day 1. We set off from the statue not knowing what to expect, the first 4-5 miles felt very normal until we hit the city limits and emerged into the countryside. Wide open landscapes of hills and farmland stood before us. It seemed that we timed the trip perfectly with the leaves turning green and blossoming for the first time after a long cold winter.The weather was perfect, we'd lucked out and enjoyed some of the UK's finest bone dry gravel as we bombed down bridleways and farmland to the Old Sarum Hill fort. We stopped for lunch in Amesbury before the route got too remote again as it snaked over the top of the Salisbury Plains. With the weather that we had, it felt like we were riding through the Serengeti at times. The earth was cracked, dry and the rutted paths made the going very tough, but the views over the old military training grounds made every drop of sweat worth it.We rolled into camp around 6pm after a long days ride, where cold beers, a few llamas and our campsite awaited us.

    • April 29, 2021

  • Joe O'Reilly

    Does this pass stonehenge? Looking for decent loop from winch way...

    • April 29, 2021

  • Ross Stewart

    Joe it does pass Stonehenge but you will have to come off the route to get closer to it.

    • April 30, 2021

  • Joe O'Reilly

    Cheers. Thanks.

    • April 30, 2021

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Wild King Alfred's Way - Day 1 - From Winchester to All Cannings