Winchester Criterium & Cyclefest 2019 Programme

We are delighted to share with you this years programme featuring key information and timings about the day. The programme includes rider lists and a schedule of races as well as maps and plans to help you navigate the event. Have a read through and plan your day ahead of the weekend!

Hampshire Farmers Market

Hampshire Farmers Market

Open Farm Sunday

Sunday 9th June

10:00 – 16:00

Manor Farm Broughton Water Buffalo Stockbridge SO20 8AN

A local producers market on a farm! Visitors can come and explore a range of stalls selling produce, hot food, drinks and crafts whilst listening to some live music in the background. The farm will be open for Farm & River Walks and farmers will be onsite to tell you all about buffalo, farming and working life in the Hampshire countryside. There will also be activities for children and young people. Come along, explore the farm and meet some extraordinary animals and producers!

Road Closures

Road Closures

To ensure the safety of our participants, spectators, residents, businesses, and the general public, we will be closing the roads, and restricting parking surrounding the city centre area from 5am until 10pm on Sunday 9th June to allow adequate time for set up and tidying up at the end of the day. Taxi ranks within the road closure area will also be closed. 40 marshals and 10 staff members will be on site to help with enquiries, whilst officials from British Cycling will control the racing.

Signage will be placed clearly in the no-parking zones in the lead-up to the event. In order for the temporary infrastructure to be set up and races to take place safely, there can be no parked cars on the race circuit (see map) or The Broadway on event day. Parking attendants will be on duty to issue tickets to cars parked in road closure areas, and any vehicles putting the health and safety of the event at risk will be towed to St Catherine’s Park and Ride car park or as advised on local signage for recovery by the owner and payment of parking fines. Signage will include a contact number for enquiries on the day.

Roads are closed and there is no parking between 5am and 10pm on Sunday 9th June as follows:

  • The Broadway, Winchester, between its junction with Eastgate Street and its westerly junction with Colebrook Street.
  • Colebrook Street, between its junction with Market Lane and its junction with The Broadway
  • High Street, between its junction with St Thomas’ Street and Jewry Street.
  • St Thomas’ Street between its junction with High Street and its junction with King’s Head Yard.
  • King’s Head Yard, Little Minster St, Great Minster Street, The Square, Market Lane, and Market Street all for their entire length

Free parking is available in car parks around the city on this day.

The city’s bars, restaurants, and retail outlets will all be open as normal and we hope that the event will further showcase our City and the Event as the best in the region and one of the best in the country. Why not travel by train or bike? Winchester is well connected by rail. See our FAQ’s page for more information.

Park & Cycle to the Winchester Criterium & Cyclefest 2019

Park & Cycle to the Winchester Criterium & Cyclefest 2019

Join Breeze for a leisurely family-friendly traffic-free cycle ride from South Park & Ride car park, Hockley Way, Winchester, to the Winchester Criterium and CycleFest 2019 in the City Centre – a great start to a day of all things cycling!

It will be a fun, social ride for all, led by qualified British Cycling Ride leaders and Breeze Champions who will be on hand to support and guide you all the way, so don’t worry if you’re not an experienced cyclist, or new to riding in a group!

To sign up to the led ride please click HERE!


One Month To Go!

One Month To Go!

There is just ONE MONTH to go until the Winchester Criterium & Cyclefest 2019 is here!

No need to panic just yet, there is still time for those of you with a need for speed to sign up to our Criterium races by visiting our Criterium page.

For a more leisurely cycle around the course you can still register for the South Downs National Park Family Ride for you and the family HERE!

Keep an eye on our social media pages for closing date announcements and register today to avoid missing out.

ReCycle & BiCycle

ReCycle & BiCycle

If you attended last year’s Criterium podium presentations you may have seen the unique medals presented to our riders. The medals, made from recycled bike parts, were designed and made by ReCycle & BiCycle!

ReCycle & BiCycle are based on the Isle of Wight and combine the love of bicycles with the art of up-cycling to create products and gifts that predominately feature recycled and reclaimed bicycle parts. They also offer a wide range of vintage cycle clothing, parts, and accessories.

We are thrilled to have ReCycle & BiCycle joining us in June who will not only be providing the medals again but also trophies for the South Region Winners!

ReCycle & BiCycle will be based in The Broadway from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 9 June so make sure you stop by to see what they have on offer.