News & Updates

All the latest from the Criterium & Cyclefest

Marty’s back on the mic

Marty MacDonald (McCrossan) is back on the mic for the Winchester Criterium this year - we had a chat to him as he looks forward to another day describing the action. Marty, you’re back for 2017 – you looking forward to 11th June? What makes it a great event for you?...

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Go Venta!

Local Club VC Venta have played an enormous role in shaping and supporting the event over the years, and you'll see them at sign on, on the course, and supporting loudly again this year. But they have much more going on! We caught up with some members to get an...

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Park & Cycle – bookings open

Coming up the M3 or nearby on 11th June for the Family Ride or CycleFest activity? Why not park for free in the South Park & Ride car park and join a social-paced family-friendly led cycle ride along the cycle paths into the City Centre, taking in the views from...

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Fastest lap!

New for this year is the Hargroves Cycles Fastest Lap award. Simply, the fastest male and female riders around the circuit will receive a £50 voucher from headline sponsors Hargroves Cycles. Entries close Sunday 21st May, so last few days for a chance to be part of...

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One month to go!

We’re ramping up with the final preparations underway for the Winchester Criterium and CycleFest 2017, along with British Cycling, our headline sponsors Hargroves Cycles, key sponsors SimplyHeath Professionals, brand partner The Handmade Cyclist and our supporting...

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New Sponsor Simplyhealth on Board

We are delighted to announce that Simplyhealth is on board as a main sponsor for this year’s Winchester Criterium and Cyclefest event on 11th June 2017, adding to the strong list of brands already associated with the event. Earlier this year, Simplyhealth announced a...

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Cyclefest – Balanceability

River Park Leisure Centre will be joining us on The Broadway with their Balanceability bikes offering the chance to try their exciting course! The team will be adding a new look to the activity with challenges and prizes on offer! For more information on...

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Crit Prize Fund announced!

Riders in the Elite Men’s and Women’s races at the Winchester will each compete for a total race prize fund of £1,000 in the final two events on Sunday 11th June. Both winners will take a cheque for £400, with cash available down to 10th place on a sliding scale. The...

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Guernsey Velo Club…sprinting to the podium!

Guernsey riders and supporters have been prominent at the Winchester Criterium in the past few years with racing and vocal support - we spoke to Phil Le Cheminant from Guernsey Velo Club...   What do you like about the event? Firstly the setting. Winchester is a...

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Pfeiffer on winning… and curry!

Pfeiffer Georgi (Liv Cycling Club - Epic Coaching) stormed to victory in both the Youth (U16 Girls) and the subsequent women’s race at the Winchester Criterium 2016. With lots of racing commitments as well as GCSE’s looming, she took time out to answer a few questions...

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