Stonehenge Cycle Challenge – 2013

3 10 2012

Join the Stonehenge Cycle Challenge and pedal into history. In September 2013 members of English Heritage will be able to take part in an exclusive sponsored cycle ride, which traces the route of the Stonehenge bluestones from Wales to Wiltshire.

Starting at the Preseli Hills in the Pembrokeshire National Park and ending inside the stone circle at Stonehenge with a celebratory glass of champagne, this really is a monumental ride of a lifetime.

When is it and who can get involved?

This three day event, which runs from 13-15 September 2013, is ideal for keen cyclists with a love of history.

The journey will cover:

  • Preseli Hills to Llandovery on day one (approx. 50 miles)
  • Llandovery to Chepstow via Brecon Beacons on day two (approx. 60 miles) and finally
  • Chepstow to Stonehenge on day three (approx 65 miles).

Cyclists will be able to take in some of the most beautiful Welsh and English countryside with plenty of water stops along the way, as well as much-deserved pub lunches.

Why cycle Stonehenge?

This sponsored ride, open to both individuals and teams, will raise much needed money to help fund improvements to the unique prehistoric landscape surrounding Stonehenge.

These improvements include:

  • A new environmentally sensitive visitor centre 1.5 miles away at Airman’s Corner
  • Removing the current car park and facilities at the Stones and returning these areas to grass
  • Closure of the A344 with the section from Stonehenge Bottom to Byway 12 reverting to grass, allowing Stonehenge to be reunited with its ancient processional way

Find out more about our ambitious plans to transform Stonehenge.

Please note: a registration fee will be charged to cover the cost of the safe running of this event.

How to get involved

If you would like to take part in the Stonehenge Cycle Challenge, you can register your interest by emailing:

Or why not support Stonehenge without breaking out into a sweat by donating online.

Blog sponsored by ‘Stonehenge Guided Tours’ –

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