The YAW100K Sportive is a metric century ride starting and finishing in Melksham to raise funds for Youth Action Wiltshire. Riders will take on a road circuit across Salisbury Plain and through the beautiful Avon Valley.
The YAW100K sportive last took place on Sunday 8th August 2021 with the first riders being on the road @08:30
The event will start at Melksham Town Football Club with the route heading Southwards out of the town on the A365 towards Devizes. The route leaves the A365 after a couple of miles and passes through the villages of Worton, West Lavington and Tilshead before a climb followed by a fast descent leads you into the village of Chitterne.
On reaching Bulford the route turns Northwards along National Cycleway 45 through to Netheravon and Enford where the Feedstation is located in the village hall.
The route continues North alongside the River Avon to Upavon and then continues on the A345 for two miles where the course heads towards Woodborough and onto Alton Barnes.
The route then turns Westwards for seven undulating miles into Devizes but on the outskirts of the town you divert onto the road leading to Roundway hill but before the road starts going up you turn away and head through to the villages of Rowde and Bromham. Then it is a fast descent back into Melksham and onto the finish at Melksham Town Football Club
All finishers will receive a medal and a High5 goody pack - Profits from the event will be going to the young persons charity: "Youth Action Wiltshire".
The GPX/TCX files for the route can be found TBC
A Rider Guide can be found TBC