Challenge Cycle Route

This is one of four routes that start and finish at the Bouverie Hall car park in Pewsey.

Designed to meet different levels of experience and ability, these itineraries have been specially created by local cyclist Bob Greenwood to reveal the best of the local landscape.

The Challenge Route is, as its name implies, very challenging with a steady warm up on the first half then a baptism of fire on Bowden Hill, followed by a succession of hills including 2 more of our most challenging. This is a varied and scenic route, passing through many typically quaint Wiltshire villages with several café stop opportunities.

Traffic expectations:  Light/medium, but expect some heavier traffic from 47-50 miles (Blacklands Hill), 64-66 miles (A4), and during the last 3 miles returning to Pewsey.

Details of the Route

Refreshment Stops on the Route

The Crown Inn
Chandler's Lane
Bishops Cannings
SN10 2JZ
01380 860218

More about the Vale of Pewsey

The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) includes within its 1730 sq.kms. some of the finest landscape in England, including chalk downland, river valleys, ancient woodland and historic sites, with the Vale of Pewsey at its heart.

Great West Way is a 125 mile touring route in the south of England, stretching from London to Bristol.  The Vale of Pewsey is located right in the middle of the Great West Way, and is easily accessible by rail, road and canal.

This project has been supported through the North Wessex Downs Sustainable Development Fund – for more information or to apply please visit

This project has been supported by the Health & Wellbeing Fund of the Pewsey Area Board at Wiltshire Council.