Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

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Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by Martin » Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:13 pm

CALLING ALL RIDERS – don’t miss out on the Isle of Wight’s ultimate cycling event.


The End2End (and back again) cycle challenge across the breadth of the Isle of Wight will return this year on 15th August.


Cycling both on and off-road, the ride held in aid of Mountbatten, returns with four routes available for cyclists of all abilities. Experienced riders and newcomers will be able to challenge themselves on the course of their choice. From Culver Down in the east to Tennyson Down in the west, take in peaks of up to 150m enroute and up to 92km of beautiful countryside. Amongst the routes, there are options for a half or quarter length ride so there is truly something for everyone.


This is a very special event which can be testing, but over a stunning course where you can enjoy the company of likeminded cyclists. Come and see ‘the Island’ at its best! Money raised from entry fees goes towards our work supporting people experiencing death, dying and bereavement, so not only is it a great challenge, but it is also helping us make a difference.

Event Details
Start: 15th August, 2021 at 8:30am End: 15th August, 2021 at 7:00pm
Where: Culver Down, Isle of Wight, PO36 8QP


When you register by making £30 donation to Mountbatten, or pledging to raise £100 you will be helping to support many people in need.
Individual riders, families and groups are welcome to participate. Please note all under 16s must be registered by their parent/legal guardian, who must accompany them at all times during the event. End 2 End & Back again (92km) is only open to riders over 16.

Visit the beautiful Isle of Wight and get involved today with this stunning charity ride. To find out more please visit: End 2 End with Mountbatten | Mountbatten Isle of Wight

Event Registration available directly at: RiderHQ - End 2 End with Mountbatten


If you have any further queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Kind Regars


Ashleigh Mackness​
Fundraising Assistant ‑ Major Events
Mountbatten
Email: Ashleigh.Mackness@mountbatten.org.uk

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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by Pete » Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:40 am

I am up for this if anyone else is. It was great when I did it 2 years ago with Steve S and friends (think I preferred the old September date though, this will be the day after I'm back from holiday :shock: )

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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by PaulCroll » Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:32 pm

I would be up for that as well if we can put a team together.
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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by sambath » Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:52 pm

I have signed up for this will be riding from home going across from Gosport. Great event last time :D

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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by Pete » Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:23 am

Great :) I'm definitely going to enter this... when I've fixed at least one of my bikes :lol: I don't think I'll be on my XC bike of choice though as seems I have to send the shock off, and the holiday probably won't help!

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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by Pete » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:49 pm

Yeah, I've entered :D Bloke in Scotland off Facebook doing my shock :lol:

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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by PaulCroll » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:55 pm

So what are the logistics then?

Ferry to Ryde and then cycle the 10 miles to the start? Or is there a better plan?

I assume you will go across in the morning?

Which route do you fancy doing? 3 to choose from. 92km + 10 miles each way to the ferry seems like a big day, or is that just me being a woss?

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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by Pete » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:48 am

Is it 10 miles to the start? We got the train and rode a few miles last time, and then we rode back because they wouldn't let us on the train! So er... yeah, the whole thing! (of course I might think differently if I can't take my XC bike... :lol: )

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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by PaulCroll » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:46 pm

I have just signed up.
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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by Pete » Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:01 pm

Great stuff, and my shock's on its way back, let's do this :)

I thought they'd have their new trains by now (the reason we weren't allowed on last time was a limit of 4 bikes per train) but don't think they do quite yet...

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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by PaulCroll » Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:43 pm

I have just booked the Portsmouth to Ryde ferry.
07:15 - 7:37 outbound
19:37 - 20:09 return

Google says it is 6 miles from the ferry to the start and the event is from 08:30 - 19:00, so hopefully that is about right.

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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by sambath » Sat Aug 07, 2021 4:04 pm

Also booked the 7.15am Ferry see you on board :D

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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by PaulCroll » Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:09 am

Pete, Steve, I have tried uploading the GPX file to my Garmin, but am just getting an error message. Have you managed to do it?
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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by Pete » Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:02 pm

I'm back from holiday, I've even recovered from the cold/chest infection I've had for weeks (not Covid!), my bike still works and I'm about to trade in some Tesco vouchers for ferry tickets :D

Paul - on my Garmin I have to convert it to a Garmin proprietary file first (FIT, and there's a webpage I use that does it but that's the only way on the very basic Edge 25), but I'm taking my ancient one which has better battery life so not attempting anything like that.
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Re: Cycle event: Isle of Wight End2End: 15 Aug '21

Post by sambath » Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:56 pm

All set for a good ride hopefully see you on the ferry
I've put the GPX onto my Garmin via Garmin Connect and Garmin Express seemed to have worked
The route is sign posted and plenty of riders to follow

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