Get ready for your Wild Ridgeway Adventure

Updated: Sep 14

Planning and preparation is key to your safety and enjoyment

With that in mind we have prepared the following guidelines and checklist to enable you to prepare for your up-coming self-guided ride. The following is essential reading so please be sure to digest and familiarise yourself with the important information provided. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or need any more information.

Please read the complete guidance and checklist...


The Ridgeway is a challenging 2 day self-guided tour requiring a very good level of fitness and riding skills. It’s your responsibility to ensure that you have the fitness, skill and capability to complete the daily distances and profiles. The route is based partially on Cycling UK’s route which is provided for guidance.

Expect to spend more than 6 hours in the saddle each day!

This challenging route has some very steep, technical climbs and descents, loose/slippery, uneven and rutted surfaces requiring a very good level of fitness and riding skills. Featuring a mix of loose and hard surfaces, flint, roots and ruts - it includes gravel, woodland trails, sand, grassy bridleways, towpaths, public roads and lanes. It is therefore essential that you have experience of riding on public roads and off-road on varied terrain. The route uses and crosses public roads where extra care and vigilance is required.

Conditions, degree of difficulty and speed will be significantly impacted by weather conditions. Check the weather forecast beforehand.

For further information and a description of the route and features please see:

Day 1 - From All Cannings to Watlington

63 miles, 3,500 ft climbing, ~ 7 hrs riding

Day 2 - From Watlington to Ivinghoe Beacon

32 miles, 2,500 ft climbing, ~ 5 hrs riding


It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with the route distances, profiles and conditions and make yourself aware of the risks and hazards associated with undertaking your chosen activity.