Updated: Mar 8
We've had a total blast in 2022 - and we hope those of you who were able to join us for a ride or two in beautiful places - had one too!
From Cornwall, Hampshire and Wiltshire to Scotland and Wales in between - the sheer pleasure of riding in such beautiful places is only surpassed by the pleasure of meeting - YOU - the amazing people along the way. It was pure joy to see you in action and venturing out into unfamiliar territory and terrain and fabulous to see the sense of exhilaration, surprise and achievement - on your faces after another blast out on the trails. It is all we could wish for!
Thanks to all of you who have come along for the ride - be it a sub-zero Surrey Safari in the depths of winter, a 40c + King Alfred's Way or a sunset from the top of the world (well...Mid-Wales) - you have made it special!
Our aim has been - and continues to be - to make riding in beautiful places more accessible to a wider and diverse audience. To encourage and help people to give-it-a-go - sometimes stepping way out of the comfort of their usual comfort zone - and experiencing something and some place new. This has been possible and in no small measure thanks to the generous support and contributions of our like-minded partners:
Degmo Foundation and fam. Wilson
Galloway Cycling Holidays
GRVL Apparel 1816 Cycles
Town Farm Campsite
Trevor Kingdon T & S Event Support
UK Gravel Collective
Massive thanks to all of you - we have been able to make more unforgettable experiences available to more adventurers in 2022.
The Team at Wild Cycles have come up with an even more exciting programme for 2023. We'll be back for WILD WALES in June + a bike-packing version in September. King Alfred's Way continues to attract a steady flow as does the spectacular West Kernow Way. New to the calendar there's tour of the winelands which includes a tasting session with an award winning wine maker. And as if that ain't enough - how about a gravel escape to a luxury narrow boat on the Grand Union canal.
Do check it out and join in the fun!
220 miles over 4 days Dates: 11-14 May 23, 21-24 June 23, 03-06 Aug 23, 14-17 Sept 23 Wild King Alfred's Way is an epic 4-day circular route covering 220 miles through King Alfred The Great's Anglo-Saxon Kingdom. Crammed with some of the world's most iconic prehistoric monuments - start and finish in Winchester where the King is buried. Your tour features the spectacular Wiltshire, Wessex and Surrey countryside as well as the South Downs' Way and England’s oldest Roman road, The Ridgeway.
150 miles over 3 days Dates: 21-23 July Cycle to the edge of the world. You will be blown away by the spectacular coastal scenery on this magnificent 3 day journey through the lands of Cornwall. You will be excused from stopping at every turn to soak up the views of this extraordinary landscape which has been shaped by the surrounding oceans. Picturesque working harbours, white sandy beaches, rugged cliff-top trails and the remnants of ancient tin mines. The West Kernow Way has it all!
C. 100 miles over 2 days Dates: 03-04 June Explore the stunning Chilterns, The Thames Valley and Britain's oldest Road - the Ridgeway on this 2 day ride n wine extravaganza. We've planned 2 days of unforgettable riding, spectacular scenery and wrapped this up with an overnight stay in one of the region's most iconic and bautiful vineyards! Our hilltop basecamp at Oaken Grove Vineyard, surrounded by ancient woodland and stunning views surroundings - is a perfect setting for an epic and tuly unique experience. After Saturday's ride you'll be treated to an exclusive wine-tasting session where you'll sample award-winning English wines from the the Pinot Noir, Bacchus and Madeleine Angevine vines. Followed by a delicious evening meal, complete with outdoor, fireside vibes - before bedding down in your comfy, stylish and fully equipped bell tent.
C. 80 miles over 2 days Dates: Jan - Feb We are delighted to bring you yet another uniquely epic Wild Adventure featuring 2 days' riding in beautiful places on London's doorstep. With an overnight stay in a luxury, super-cosy narrow boat. From London - cycle through the green tunnel along almost entirely traffic-free gravel trails alongside the Grand Union canal which transports you from the bustle of big city and out into another world - the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Following a mix of canal-side paths, sweeping forest trails, stunning scenery, the spectacular Ashridge Estate the route winds its way to your bolt hole narrow boat for the weekend moored at the intriguingly named Cowroast Marina.
C. 100 miles over 2 days Dates: 30 June - 02 July 23 Join us in the Welsh hills in 2023 for a weekend of epic gravel riding, camping, live music, fireside vibes, great food and company. This is definitely not a race, soak up the spectacular mountain views and take it at your own pace on a choice of routes. Our vision is to create an inclusive event atmosphere where everyone is welcome. Our mission is to make nature and the great outdoors accessible through cycling to everyone, regardless of background.
Wild South Downs Way Bikepack 90 miles over 2 days Dates: 19 - 21 May 23 A two night self-guided off-road bikepacking adventure along one of the UK's most spectacular and iconic must-ride routes. We've teamed up with the lovely folk at Mason Cycles who will be hosting us for a midway overnighter and Cadence Cafe who've established a series of Clubhouses along the route - offering a delicious assortment of refreshments, meals and barista coffee - to keep you fully fuelled on your way. Wild Trans-Cambrian Way Bikepack TBC miles over 2 days Dates: TBC early September 23 Join us in the Welsh hills in 2023 for a weekend of epic gravel riding, camping, live music, fireside vibes, great food and company. This is definitely not a race, soak up the spectacular mountain views and take it at your own pace on a choice of routes. Our vision is to create an inclusive event atmosphere where everyone is welcome. Our mission is to make nature and the great outdoors accessible through cycling to everyone, regardless of background.
thanks to all who've joined, supported and celebrated a wild adventure in 2022 with us.
- John & Jonathan -