Moonrakers & Sunseekers
306km cycling event starting from Easton, Bristol. Controls at Solstice Park - Amesbury, Lilliput - Poole, Podimore and Yatton, plus 1 information control. Ride through the night under a full moon (clouds permitting) to the coast. Return via a few Dorset hills passing Glastonbury Tor. Use The Strawberry Line through The Mendips then back through Bristol to the Arrivée.
Included in the entry is a hot drink to start, breakfast and takeaway banana at Lilliput Sea Scout hut on Poole Harbour & snacks at the Arrivée. Head out through Bath on easily navigated roads to Devizes, passing The Crammer where legend has it Wiltshire folk were caught by the Excisemen raking for 'the moon'. Continue down the Avon Valley through Salisbury and edging The New Forest, along the coast and around Poole Harbour, watching out for luxury Sunseekers this time! Pass through the chocolatebox village of Milton Abbas and past the Abbey in the Dorset Hills and on. Into Somerset passing Glastonbury Tor and across The Levels to Axbridge. Then use The Strawberry Line railway path through the end of The Mendips passing orchards to stop at The Strawberry Line Cafe before returning to Bristol.
- YH F G L P R T (100)
- Parking free or reasonably priced, at start
- Youth Hostel at or near start
- Toilets at the start
- Left luggage secure(ish) at the start
- Refreshments free or reasonably priced, at start and/or finish
- Food some free food and/or drink provided on the ride
- GPS files available from organiser
- Will Pomeroy
- Audax Club Bristol
- Entries to:
- (please enter online)
- 15-30 kph
- Total Climb:
- Event No:
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