Road Route 4: Winterbourne Rally
This one starts the same as Round The Block, but then gets a big extension, with a good amount of ups and downs on the way. Anticlockwise for me, to get the big view and exhilarating drop down into Wantage.
Head down to Letcombe Basset, then up and over Sincome hill before heading down the ‘Valley of the Racehourse’ to Lambourn via Sheepdrove. Then we follow the course of the river Lambourn, through Great Shefford to Boxford. We then head to Chievely through Winterbourne, before back into the Downs proper, through East and West Ilsley (mind the ducks) and Farnborough. Then it’s a short push up to the crest of the Downs and huge panoramic views of the Thames Valley, before a long and quick descent into Wantage, and back to Letcombe.