Event Details


Sunday 6 April 2014


The start and finish line for the Riser is at Boundary Oak School, which is located just off of junction 10 of the M27. 

Boundary Oak School

Roche Court
Wickham Rd
PO17 5BL

Click here for a location map (this link opens in a new window).

What time?

Registration will open at 7.00am on the day. The first riders will depart at 8.30am.

How long?

The Riser consists of two routes. One 47 mile route, and one 84 mile route.

What can I expect from the routes?

The Meon Valley and its surrounding area is a haven for cycling enthusiasts. The rolling hills in the South Downs make for some spectacular scenery and the area is filled with interesting history. At the top of Old Winchester hill are the remnants of an old Iron Age fort, and old churches and villages litter both routes. At times you’ll forget that you’re only a stones throw away from the major cities of Southampton and Portsmouth.

The routes have been designed to encounter as little traffic as possible, and there are minimal miles on bigger roads. In places the routes narrow to single lanes and extra care will need to be taken on these sections. Overall both of the Riser courses take in some challenging hills, but with rewarding views and descents. We appreciate that while riders are looking for a challenge, you also want to be able to enjoy yourself.

How much?

£25 - or £22 if you book before 21 December 2013.

What do I get for my money?

  • Porridge, Tea and coffeebefore setting out
  • 2 x feed stations en route (1 for the 50 mile course). Each station will be stocked with energy powder, bananas, flapjacks and water.
  • Lunch after you’ve completed the course.
  • Free on-site car parking
  • If you are defeated by the Riser you won’t be left stranded. We will provide a SAG wagon on the day to pick up riders that do not complete the course.
  • Official ‘Riser’ completion medal
  • An exciting and exhilarating day in the saddle!

What is the maximum number of riders?


Event photography

We are very fortunate to have the awesome George Burgess and his team on hand to take shots of each rider en route. Photos will be available to purchase soon after the event and will be displayed on the Riser website. To see examples of George's photography please visit his website.

I'm travelling from far away and need accommodation

If you are travelling from far away to take part in the Riser then you will probably be looking for accommodation. There are some lovely hotels and B&B\'s in the area and we recommend that you visit i-know Hampshire for further information.

Can I register on the day?

Entries on the day will be subject to availability. Please contact us nearer the time if you wish to enter on the day.