Ridgeway Relay
23rd June 2024

The ridgeway relay is a relay race that constists of 10 different stages, each stage is off-road and follows the Ridgeway National Trail with the exception of a few small deviations. The legs vary in length from 5.4 miles to 11.0 miles

If you are interested in taking part in the event in future there will be messages and facebook posts about it early each year with the race taking place in June.

The race itself is a team event, each team has 10 members and you are assigned to a stage/leg. We strongly recommend you recce the route, whether that be on your own, using a gpx on your watch which you can download online or buddy up with someone from the club that's happy to show you your route.

Nearer the time we'll arrange car sharing with people on similar legs.

As a club we have 2 teams this year which have been matched to try and get some close racing within the club.

Team Name: Bearbrook A

Leg 1:  Paul Anderson

Leg 2: Maria Russell

Leg 3: Mark Wood

Leg 4: Alison Ashbolt

Leg 5: Kathy Klein

Leg 6: Rob Palmer 

Leg 7: Simon Griffiths

Leg 8: Sarah Hooper

Leg 9: Ian Higginson

Leg 10: Lucy Rudge

 

Team Name: Bearbrook 1

Leg 1: Owen Byrne

Leg 2: Angie Nuttall

Leg 3: Mike Lemon

Leg 4: Brendan Cradden

Leg 5: Jonathan Rudge 

Leg 6: Dermot Martin

Leg 7: Simon Rogers

Leg 8: Jason Lamont

Leg 9: Phil Clayton

Leg 10: Ruth Dunkin


If competing in this event it is mandatory for you to wear a club vest.

Stage Overviews

2024 Pre-Race Information

Ridgeway relay website

It's likely there will be a change to leg 2 when leaving Wendover, using the new section of road running parallel with Ellesborough Road to reach the bottom of Coombe Hill. Please note this change isn't currently mentioned in the race details.

Stage  

Distance
 (miles)

Start Point End Point Route Approx. Start Time of leg Mass Start Info
 Stage 1 11 start end route map  7:30am  
 Stage 2 6 start end route map  8:30-8:50am  
 Stage 3 9.4 start end route map  9:35-9:50am  
 Stage 4 5.4 start end route map  10:55-11:05am  
 Stage 5 10.1 start end route map  11:45-11:55am  
 Stage 6 10.4 start end route map  12:55-1:20pm  
 Stage 7 9.1 start end route map  2pm  2pm mass start
 Stage 8 7.8 start end route map  3:15-3:30pm  
 Stage 9 10.7 start end route map  4:25-4:35pm  
 Stage 10 9.4 start end route map  5:30pm  5:30pm mass start if your team isn't here   yet

 

Start times of legs are harder to predict for the later stages especially if your team misses a mass start. All runners should give themselves plenty of time at the start to collect their race number and use the toilet (nearby bush) as required.