The South of Bucks Winter Warmer is an X rated event with a few luxuries, that is, you and I will have a few luxuries like a warm start and finish where a good selection of refreshments will be available. All controls are at commercial outlets. Planning is now complete and the route is styled similar to the original winter warmer and will head south from Beaconsfield to Alton looping through some excellent countryside around Basingstoke before heading back to touch Oxfordshire, then returning to the Beaconsfield services. The route is generally on quiet roads normally treated in bad conditions, apart from the undulating route and good scenery all entrants will visit Pangbourne control without being rushed to get there or leave due to cafe closures, and a penultimate control which is open 24/365.
The start and finish is at the M40 J2 service area close to Beaconsfield town, ideally situated for easy access from motorway and rail services at Beaconsfield. At the service area there is the Ibis Hotel, Wetherspoons public bar and restaurant, and numerous other facilities for those wishing rest, eat and drink well before and after the event. The service area management are most helpful and if entrants provide their vehicle registration before the start, parking will be free for the whole period and anybody resident at the Ibis Hotel will also be allotted two parking spaces for the duration of the event. The control will be situated in the common central area surrounded by small refreshment outlets, secure bike parking can be made available.