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!
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
- 05:29 BST
- 20:46 BST
- YH X F G L
- Shoestring event few or no facilities or AUK controllers
- Youth Hostel at or near start
- Left luggage secure(ish) at the start
- 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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