Wells, Mells & Broader!

203km cycling event starting from Whitchuch, Bristol. Controls at Wells, Yeovil Railway Centre, Sturminster Newton and Kilmington, plus 2 information controls.

A perfect PBP qualifier predominantly rolling with a few cracking #wills_hills and great views. A cathedral city, Stourhead Gardens, broad gauge transfer shed and an old rail trail are a few of the delights.

Heading out past Chew Valley Lake and over The Mendips to the cathedral city of Wells you can grab a quick coffee or more from the market. Continuing on round the Bishop's Palace you make your way through Bruton to tackle the climb upto Alfred's Tower. You then pass Stourhead Gardens and Bristol High Cross before an undulating passage to the broad gauge transfer shed at Yeovil Railway Centre. Climb Batcombe Hill for views north across Blackmoor Vale before descending back to the vale floor and some easy runnings slowly climbing to Kilmington and the chance for some pub grub (Jacket Potato +Beans 5, +Meat/Veg Chilli 6). The final stretch includes a castle, Mells then the Colliers Way railway path into the old mining town of Radstock all with a few more #wills_hills before arriving back at Whitehall Garden Centre. Parking at Whitehall Garden Centre. Only toilets available in the morning, cafe all afternoon with sandwiches (maybe more) and drinks from 17:00. Easily located by car from A37 or bike from Bristol Centre via the Whitchurch Way

Distance:
203 km   in 13h30
Date:
Saturday 9th March 2019
Time:
07:00   to finish by 20:30
Starting from:
Whitchuch , Bristol
Fee:
£7.50   ( )
Closing date:
3 Mar 2019

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Sunrises:
06:41 GMT
Sunsets:
18:02 GMT
Weather:
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Start:
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Start Map

Facilities:
YH G NM P R T (3/3)
Organiser:
Will Pomeroy
Body:
Audax Club Bristol
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Phone:
Speeds:
15-30 kph
ROA:
2000
AAA:
2.75
Total Climb:
2800m [2750m for AAA]
Event No:
19-410
Category:
BRM [PBP]
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Route
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