Chalke & hAAArd Cheese
The wonderful Chalke Valley and Cheddar Gorge set the scene for stunning views en route, if it's clear you can just see The Needles! This summer variant incorporates more #wills_hills and secluded country lanes.
Interactive map available through corresponding event in web link. ============================================================= Qualifying event for the GWR AAA SR series; cloth badge for all completing this AUK season: www.gwraudax.co.uk/aaa-sr ============================================================= Similar to the popular winter Chalke & Cheese 210km you head out from Warmley Station along the Bristol to Bath Railway Path, now get ready as the similarity fades quick. Vaulting over valleys to Frome, then more ups through chalk downs with glimpses of Fovant's Badges to the Chalke Valley, named after a small tributary to the River Ebble emerging at Broad Chalke. After the control you turn back on yourself before continuing up the valley as the winter version did to Shaftesbury first climbing onto Charlton Down, the northern edge of Cranborne Chase; here you may see on the horizon The Needles if a clear day. Leaving the hilltop town behind the Mere thought of #wills_hills may dwindle, briefly, before passing East Somerset Railway, stopping at Cranmore Memorial Hall for CAKE! Continuing up and atop The Mendips before descending to Cheddar for some cheese then, you guessed it, ascending its mighty Gorge for the final hint of the winter route as you traverse The Mendips to the Chew Valley and on to the Arrivée. The start is easily accessible from Bristol on bike via the Railway Path. There is a small free car park with height barrier. All being good Warmley Waiting Room will be open early especially. Public toilets should be open from 06:30. The finish will be about a mile away at The Hollybush Inn serving food all afternoon for cyclists. ADD MY EMAIL TO YOUR ADDRESSBOOK
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