Update: final information sheets and routes have been published – if you are taking part, please read them carefully!

We’re pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2011 Wrong Way Round bike ride.

When is it?

Wee Waifs Team ‐ winners of the Chairman’s Cup

Wee Waifs Team ‐ winners of the Chairman’s Cup

Now in its third edition, the Wrong Way Round bike ride is inspired by the famous milestone in the centre of Yatton Keynell – “97 miles to Hyde Park Corner”. This year’s ride will take place on Sunday 12 June 2011. Last year saw almost 100 cyclists taking part, and we hope 2011’s event will be even bigger.


The finish line is The Bell Inn in Yatton Keynell. Friends, families, supporters and spectators are welcome to come and join the festival atmosphere to welcome the riders home.

How far is it?

Once again we’ll be offering a selection of cycling options:

The Classic

From London to Yatton Keynell via the A4. Distance: 97 miles, of course.

The Halfway.

From the Halfway Inn near Hungerford back to Yatton Keynell, along the latter section of the Classic route. Distance: 38 miles.

The Avebury Outing.

Start in Yatton Keynell. Ride to Avebury and back on quiet lanes, tracks and cyclepaths.
Distance: 44 miles.

The Midsummer Marathon.

New for this year – a ‘taster’ option for beginners. Yatton Keynell to Cherhill and back, along part of the Avebury route. Distance: 26 miles.

What’s it all in aid of?

You can do the ride to raise money for your own favourite good cause, or you can do it as a personal challenge. Or you can do it just for fun. There’s no obligation to raise money.

How do I enter?

The entry fee is £10 and all profit goes to local charities. You can download the entry form, and a general information sheet.

Please complete and return your completed entry form, with entry fee, in an envelope, to Yatton Keynell village shop. Please return your entry form as early as possible – we’ve had more interest than ever this year and for insurance reasons may have to limit the number of participants. Once we’ve received your entry form, we’ll send more information about routes and so on.

How do I get to the start?

As last year, we have a small number of places in a van and minibus to take bikes and riders to the start at Hyde Park Corner. These will depart around 3am on the Sunday morning. Space is limited, so it’s first come first served.

Any questions?

Drop a line to wrongwayround@yattonkeynell.com and we’ll be happy to help.
Bob Penny, Steve Beavan, David Else – The Organisers