Introducing King Alfred's Way

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Event description

King Alfred’s Way is the latest long distance off-road bikepacking trail put together by Cycling UK.

Named after the Anglo-Saxon ruler of the ancient kingdom of Wessex, it runs for 350km (220 miles) passing through 10,000 years worth of British history from stone circles, Iron Age hill forts, medieval cathedrals and more – it’s a mash up of adventure and culture that you can do from the comfort of your saddle.

In this live discussion with host Anna Glowinski, we’ll have the opportunity to learn how King Alfred’s Way came about from Cycling UK’s Sophie Gordon, while also getting the first impressions from the route’s first riders Stef Amato from, Katherine Moore one half of the voices behind the Unpaved Podcast, and KAW guide writer and mountain bike test, Guy Kesteven.

There’ll be the inevitable discussion of what bike is best and also a chance to put in your suggestion of where Cycling UK should go next with their long distance trail planning.

So join us for tips and advice, great stories and inspiring scenery and plan your next cycling adventure.


More information on King Alfred's Way, including maps and GPX trails (available from 29 August). 

If you really can't wait, you can pre-order your route guide!

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United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Date and start time

  • Wednesday 2 September 2020 - 19:30

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