Saturday 6th July Fun Day

Full Details TBC



County E Bikes will be offering

  • FREE bike safety check and repairs
  • Try out an electric bike for FREE with County E-Bikes
  • FREE BikeRegister Security Marking
  • Find out about FREE guided bike rides
  • Advice and information on getting into cycling

They are operating together with the Andover Information Stand (for cycle networks, activity clubs etc)

Under 12s Town Centre Circuit Ride

Cycling is a great way to have fun while exercising and meet new friends at the same time.

Show off your cycling skills in Andover Town centre, or if you are new to cycling then come and have a go and you will quickly learn some new skills. We have really friendly coaches who will help you as you pedal around our town centre circuit, being cheered on by everyone watching.

Cycling is very good for your health and this fun event also includes a medal and drink for all starts and’s not a race so you can cycle as many or as few laps as you want to.

Don’t have a bicycle? Then let us know before and we will arrange to have one ready for you at the start.

Join us in Andover Town centre, for the start outside the Guildhall at 10.00am on Sunday morning 30th July.

Happy Pedalling!! See you on the start grid!!

More information

The Under 12s ride at the Andover Cycling Festival gives youngsters the opportunity to try cycling on a closed cycling circuit in the town centre. Parents can also feel secure knowing that the circuit is closed off from traffic and pedestrians and they can cheer on their children as they pedal round laps of the circuit.

This is not a race, but a chance to enjoy a group activity in on a safe circuit, meeting friends on the start line and making new friends as they pedal round the laps. When a rider wants to have a rest they can simply pull aside and stop at the designated start/finish rest area – overseen by coaches from the experienced Andover BMX Club.

Andover Cycling Festivals objectives are to encourage active participation in group activities. Cycling promotes a healthy activity for physical well being,

Entry Fee is £4.00 – which can either be through clicking on the entry link here, or entry on the day is also possible – but in all cases a parental consent form will need to signed as the event is being run under British Cycling jurisdiction

Plenty of cafes on the circuit to get drinks from while the event is going on. Water provided for all Under 12s at start and finish.

Look forward to seeing you on the day



Sunday 7th July Road Cycle Sportives

Start/Finish Location – Andover Town Centre, Guildhall Square, High Street, Andover, SP10 1NN



From A303, take the exit for A3057 Stockbridge/Andover Junction and follow signs to Town Centre – event direction signs will guide you to car parks


On exiting station turn left, go down hill (150 yards) to Junction, where you will pick up event signage which will direct you along Junction Road and into the High Street Start/Finish Area.


There are several choices for Car Parks in the centre of Andover. Closest to the start are George Yard Car Park, Black Swan Yard Car Park, Borden Gates and the Multi Storey Car Park. There are height restrictions for both Borden Gates and Multi Storey Parks, so not viable for high vehicles and car bike roof racks.


All Town Centre Car Parking is Free of Charge on Sunday




Registration for all events is open from 7.30am. This is located just past the Start Line, on the Guildhall Square in High Street – Post Code SP10 1NN. If raining registration may be moved to top floor of the Guildhall.


Toilets are located in the Chantry Centre , approximately 200 yards from the HQ. If purchasing from Cafes in the High Street, toilets are also available there.

Refreshments at Start and Finish Area.

There are several cafes in the High Street and these will be open for breakfast and drinks from 7.30am onwards. The Guildhall Square also has 4 pubs/restaurants, – all of them will look forward to welcoming you back for food and drinks after your ride.

Event Briefing – Sportive Rides

Rider Briefing before you start your ride will be given 5 minutes before the start of each ride. Each group will start at approximately 3 minute intervals and you will be set off in groups of 10-15 riders

Marshalls will guide you out off the town at various junctions for the first mile,but do remember that once out of the High Street you will be riding on public roads/cycle paths, so normal highway code rules should be observed.

Event Briefing – Family Rides

Rider briefing for the family rides will start at 9.25am before the first riders start at 11.30am. Groups will set out at approximately 3 minute intervals, with each group containing 10-15 riders

Marshalls with red flags will guide you out off the town at various junctions for the first mile, but do remember that once out of the High Street you will be riding on public roads/cycle paths, so normal highway code rules should be observed.


The wearing of a cycling helmet is compulsory for all rides.

First Aid

There will be first aid station at the start and finish area.

Mechanical Support

Mechanical support will be available at the start/finish area. There will also be a mobile mechanic on the routes, who will also be carrying a supply of spare tyres and inner tubes, with tool box etc. Contact details will be available on your start card



There's an 85 mile route, a 50 mile route, and a 15 mile family route. Take your pick!