Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles

209km cycling event starting from Warmley, Bristol. Controls at Blunsdon Stn and Boyton, plus 2 information controls.

The second Great Western Randonnée is back. Salisbury Plain, Heritage Railways, Avebury & the best views of Stonehenge. A few #wills_hills at the end for good measure!

Departing from Warmley you'll head east scaling the Cotswold escarpment for a gentle cruise through Malmesbury to the Whistlestop Cafe at Blunsdon Station. Then south through Avebury's earthern works and stone circle, over the Pewsey Downs for stunning views across the Vale and down Wiltshire's Avon valley. Turning west onto Salisbury Plain you'll use a 1km section of byway to approach Stonehenge giving you amasing views; you can get quite close to the stones here without paying to take in their time defying presence. Having made your way between tumulii using the old main road you then continue across the Plain to the wonderful Wylye valley and Ginny's Cafe at The Ginger Piggery. Into Somerset you'll pass Cranmore Station where you have the option to stop within normal opening hours, then heading north, save a bit for this section as you'll have a few #wills_hills in succession. 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. The 1km byway approaching Stonehenge is a firm surface, it has some large embedded flints to begin and potholes to end but just go slow and enjoy the scenery. It was easily navigated in March on 25mm tyres.

Distance:
209 km   in 13h56
Date:
Saturday 9th June 2018
Time:
07:00   to finish by 20:56
Starting from:
Warmley , Bristol
Fee:
£7.50   ( )
Closing date:
6 Jun 2018

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Sunrises:
04:54 BST
Sunsets:
21:24 BST
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map

Facilities:
YH G P R T (100) (06/6)
Organiser:
Will Pomeroy
Body:
Audax Club Bristol
Entries to:
(please enter online)
Phone:
Speeds:
15-30 kph
ROA:
1000
AAA:
0
Total Climb:
1900m
Event No:
18-770
Category:
BR
Email:


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