The Down & Black

206km cycling event starting from Bristol. Controls at Bishop's Lydeard and Winsham, plus 3 information controls.

An inaugral Great Western Randonnées' AAA 200. All aboard to Bishop's Lydeard Station over The Mendips & Quantocks. Head south into The Blackdown Hills to Winsham Jubilee Hall before home with The Mendips once moor

Hot drinks at breakfast, afternoon control & Arrivee meals included. ================================================================ A quick exit south from central Bristol over the looming Dundry Hill into the Chew Valley. Hop over the Mendips descending the glorious Cheddar Gorge to the flats of the Somerset Levels. Pass through Bridgwater and begin the gradual ascent of the Quantocks before plunging down the other side to Bishop's Lydeard Station on the West Somerset Railway; grab a quick bite on the platform. Head south into The Blackdown Hills to Winsham Jubilee Hall where food and drink is provided. The final leg north is easier going to begin as you edge The Levels once more through Glastonbury. Then once more over The Mendips and Dundry to see Bristol spread before you to the Arrivee and some well deserved grub!

Distance:
206 km   in 13h44
Date:
Saturday 9th May 2020
Time:
07:00   to finish by 20:44
Starting from:
Bristol
Fee:
£11.50   ( )
Closing date:
6 May 2020

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A This is an AAA-adjusted event - the AAA points assessment has been revised, relative to the Audax UK hardcopy Calendar.
This does NOT necessarily imply that the route has changed.
   Change of AAA

Sunrises:
05:29 BST
Sunsets:
20:46 BST
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map

Facilities:
YH X F G L
Organiser:
Will Pomeroy
Body:
Audax Club Bristol
Entries to:
(please enter online)
Phone:
Speeds:
15-30 kph
ROA:
5000
AAA:
3
Total Climb:
2900m
Event No:
20-718
Category:
BR
Email:


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Route
See outline map below.
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