Cycle Southampton Sporterium

My Journey is excited to be the official event partner for the Cycle Southampton Sporterium on 20 June 2020. The event, which is being delivered by ReesLeisure, will combine a sportive (a long-distance ride) and a criterium (a timed race), alongside a range of fun cycling activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Sporterium will be the first of its kind in the city and promises to deliver a truly exciting, competitive sporting event.

The Criterium

The Criterium will challenge participants to complete as many laps as possible on a fast-paced 1 mile circuit around Southampton's parks. The criterium will commence with non-competitive racing in the morning, followed by corporate and unrated cyclists and finally culminating in British Cycling Championship cycling in the evening.

The Sportive

Riders will have two sportive distances to choose from (of either 100km or 60km), both starting from the city centre and taking riders on a loop of the beautiful surrounding countryside. The standard 100km route will see participants head north of Winchester through New Alresford and across to Stockbridge before coming back down towards Southampton through Romsey.

The shorter 60km distance is ideal for those taking on their first Sportive or just looking for an easier ride. The route will start in the city centre near the Guildhall, before heading just south of Winchester and finishing back in the heart of Southampton.

The Sportive is now accepting sign-ups, with spaces expected to sell out fast. For full details and to register your interest, including as an event volunteer, please visit