Short Sportive

The short Sportive is the shorter of the two routes, designed for people who are taking on their first Sportive or would just like a shorter easier ride.

The route will start in the city centre near the Guildhall, and take riders through the beautiful surrounding countryside of Fair Oak, Shawford, Braishfield and Romsey before finishing back in the heart of Southampton.

Distance: 62.6km
Elevation Gain: 702m
Date: 20/6/20

*Routes subject to change

The Route

First Timer?

Are you looking to do your first Sportive? The shorter of these Sportive distances is perfect for people who are new to the world of Cycling events and here are a few things to know!

1) It’s not a race! On the day there is a jovial atmosphere with riders chatting among themselves, stopping to enjoy the views and eat to make the most of the day!

2) Obey the highway code! As this race will be conducted on open roads you will need to keep all standard rules of the road and keep an eye out for cars.

3) Have fun! This isn’t a stressful, competitive discipline but a chance to get out with thousands of other cyclists and enjoy the day! 

If you think that you can go even further than the 60km why not sign up for the Standard Distance instead?