Chalke & hAAArd Cheese

204km cycling event starting from Warmley, Bristol. Controls at Broad Chalke and Cranmore, plus 3 information controls.

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.

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 stopping at East Somerset Railway. 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

Distance:
204 km   in 13h36
Date:
Saturday 14th July 2018
Time:
07:00   to finish by 20:36
Starting from:
Warmley , Bristol
Fee:
£7.50   ( )
Closing date:
11 Jul 2018

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Sunrises:
05:08 BST
Sunsets:
21:23 BST
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map

Facilities:
YH G P R T (100) (11/7)
Organiser:
Will Pomeroy
Body:
Audax Club Bristol
Entries to:
(please enter online)
Phone:
Speeds:
15-30 kph
ROA:
1000
AAA:
3
Total Climb:
2900m
Event No:
18-520
Category:
BR
Email:


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Website:
www.facebook.com/GWRaudax/
Route
See outline map below.
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