Chalke and Cheese

Description

210km cycling event starting from Warmley, Bristol. Controls at Boyton, Broad Chalke, Wedmore and Hollybush Inn, Bridgeyate., plus 2 information controls.

Early PBP Qualifier. Day and night, fast and slow! Beautiful valleys with the odd hill thrown in including Cheddar Gorge, maybe in the dark with its looming walls. Stunning views en route you can just see The Needles

Heading out from Warmley Station along the Bristol to Bath Railway Path and through the 2Tunnels under Combe Down you will make your way into Wiltshire and cruise down the amazing virtually traffic free Wylye Valley, which the still operational GWR Wessex Main Line follows to the historic town of Wilton with its Italianate Church. Hopping over to the Chalke Valley, named after a small tributary to the River Ebble emerging at Broad Chalke, you head towards Shaftesbury after a couple of climbs; the first onto Charlton Down on a section of old Roman road between Bath and Badbury Rings, here you may see on the horizon The Needles if a clear day. Using predominantly B roads from now you head to Wells, here the road named Strawberry Way follows what was once the old Strawberry Line named after the local produce. Level riding through Somerset to Cheddar and its mighty Gorge, most likely in the dark with its looming rock faces, you ascend The Mendips to the Chew Valley and the arrivée at The Holybush Inn, Bridgeyate. Hopefully tea, coffee and bacon and/or egg rolls will be available at the start from Warmley Waiting Room depending on new owners once they move in in November. Public toilets will be open from 06:30 located in the small free car park. This has a height barrier so be warned but it is often left open. Please do not park at The Holybush Inn; people live there and don't want to be woken at the crack of dawn by cyclists scrabbling to unload bikes, also they'd like to reserve the car park for their regular trade. As Warmley is ideally located on the Bristol to Bath Railway Path I'd hope all those coming from Bristol and even Bath cycled to and from the event.

Event Date and Location

Distance:
200 km (210 km) in 13h30
Time:
07:00 to finish by 20:30
Starting from:
Warmley, Bristol
Fee:
£7.50

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PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

Speed:
15-30 km/h
Climb:
2450m
AAA:
0
Category:
BRM [PBP]
Body:
Audax Club Bristol
Audax Points:
2
Event No:
19-348

Organiser Information

Organiser:
Will Pomeroy
Email:
will@audaxclubbristol.co.uk

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Youth Hostel at or near start
Youth Hostel at or near start

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Chalke and Cheese

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