Due to coronavirus the hydra ride is postponed. We're hoping circumstances will change so we can run the event later in 2020.

THE HYDRA RIDE is a road cycling event in Swindon.

Starting from Wood Street, Old Town, The Hydra takes riders south-east along rolling roads and stunning countryside, with rewarding climbs and swift descents / ENJOY THE RIDE > 


2019 VIDEO

Check out The Hydra 2019 video

Big thank you to the guys at TheSkyCam and OverDeliverMedia

HYDRA 5, 7 & 9

The Hydra Ride has three routes - 55k, 72k & 91k.

Click below to find out more and decide route which is right for you.



Sponsorship and other support help offset the costs of running The Hydra so more of the rider entry fee goes to our charity.

A big thanks to our sponsors and supporters in 2019: RUN, Swindon Cycles, TheSkycam, VeloWorks, Cats Solutions, Richard James, Francis George, Swindon Financial Services, Domino's, Anytime Fitness and The Bank.

If you're interested in sponsoring or supporting The Hydra in 2020 please get in touch.


All profits go to Friends of Lethbridge Primary School (FOL), registered charity 291895. FOL raises funds to enhance the education of the 500 children who attend the school. In recent years the charity has paid for 40 iPads and a mobile charging station to help support interactive teaching, created a new library full of children's books, repainted the playground markings and paid for STEM workshops for all children. The organisers of The Hydra give their time for free and do not claim expenses or take profit from the event.