Sporterium FAQs

The time is almost upon us and we hope you are getting excited for this weekend. A massive thank you to Southampton City Council, My Journey Workplaces, Hendy Group, The Hub Cycleworks and all of our partners and sponsors for ensuring this event can operate this weekend.
Some reminders and information for you:
These can be found on our Strava page here: STRAVA ROUTES you can download the gpx for your devices from here too. The route will be clearly labelled with large PINK arrows so please do keep an eye out but please also ensure you are aware of the course.
If you have any issues we have bike mechanics and sweeper vans out on the route, please contact our Event Control on: 07871 573 373
Please save this number in your mobile phones now!

Please note there is a split point in Upham where the 60km goes left and follows pink arrows and the 100km goes right and follows pink arrows too.
Rider Manuals can be found here, with all the details of the day so please have a good read through.
Sportive Rider Manual
Criterium Rider Manual
Timings on the Day:
You can leave the Start gantry (Guildhall Square) anytime between:

100km Between 0800 - 0845 choose your start time and head off with friends 60km Between 0900 - 0945

Race pack pick up

Open from 0700 in Watts park for anybody missing a pack or who signed up in the last 2 weeks.

Feed station locations

Each of our manned stations will have access to water, toilets, snacks and bike mechanics on hand to assist you.
60km The Phoenix Inn Twyford is the halfway point on the 60K stop

100km The Flower Pots Inn, Alresford
Naomi House & Jacksplace Sutton Scotney
Kings Somborne Village Hall

Be social
If you are uploading photos don't forget to #Sporterium and we will share across our socials.
We will be asking for rider reviews post event, this is the first event of its kind so we are keen to hear you're feedback so we can improve for future events!

Have a great ride, don't forget to be safe and follow the highway code and we look forward to seeing you at the Finish in the Guildhall Square.

Post ride do come and watch the Criterium racing which will be going on all day with National B races in the afternoon!

Enjoy the very first Southampton Sporterium and thanks for all your support,
Happy riding,
Chris Rees
Event Director
When is the event?
  • The 2021 Southampton Sporterium will take place on the 4th of September.
Has this event ever happened before?

No, 2021 will be the first ever Southampton Sporterium – Come and be part of a historic event!

Is my bike suitable?
  • Any type of bike can take part! We do recommend a road bike however, but this is not a requirement.
Who can take part in the Southampton Sporterium?
  • Anyone can take part in the races! But some will require a British Cycling Membership such as the evening Criterium races.