King Alfred Way

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  • Anyone done this then?

    Thinking of doing it as a 4/5 day trip.
    Plenty of bivy / camp spots on route and not too far from civilisation if everything goes bad.

    Gravel bike friendly but as always - probably better on an MTB.

    . 360km / 223 miles
    . 3736m / 12257ft Climbing.
    . Links with SDW / Thames Path / NDW / Ridegway
    . History and that.


    Have not fully checked the route yet - this I think is a draft I knicked off someone.

    Looks good.

  • Doesn’t go to Wantage where was born or Chippenham where he got mugged at Xmas dinner. Athelney where he hid out and might have burnt some cakes or even Eddington where he merked Guthrum.

    Nice ride though

  • nice, hadn't heard of this one before
    is it clockwise or anticlockwise?
    checking on WTP it has a good chunk of singletrack so will be fun, definitely one for the MTB
    count me in, I guess

  • long read, but interesting­71793333e41a8a6d32327b2722057

    As a result, the trail is within easy reach (1 hour travel time) of somewhere in the region of 17 million people. We therefore believe that the overall offering, and value, of this trail for both rural tourism and the promotion of health and wellbeing via exposure to nature to be immense.


  • I was raised in Wantage, aside from a pint at the Oak you’re not missing out on much. There’s a statue in the square and the local museum is an absolute must if you’re doing it for history reasons.
    Grew up actually living on the ridgeway so ridden tons of stuff round there. Depending on weather it’ll either big gravel bike or mtb with mud tyres.
    Chalk slime will eat your drivetrain in the end round there.

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King Alfred Way

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