Events

CONTENTS

Frenchay, City of Bristol
Mon 16th Jan 2017 @
Climb: 2250m | AAA: 2.25
Entry: £0.00

Remember your granny, you are going to need it! An outing into the Cotswolds; big hills, little hills and more #wills_hills with chocolate box villages interspersed. You may use my name in vain.

Warmley, South Gloucestershire
Thu 2nd Feb 2017 @
Climb: 2450m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Day and night? Fast and slow! Beautiful valleys with the odd hill thrown in including Cheddar Gorge, maybe in the dark with its looming walls. Stunning views en route, if it’s clear you can just see The Needles!

Warmley, South Gloucestershire
Thu 2nd Feb 2017 @
Climb: 2194m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Salisbury Plain, steam trains, & neolithic Avebury, Woodhenge & Stonehenge. A few #wills_hills at the end for good measure!

Frenchay, City of Bristol
Thu 2nd Feb 2017 @
Climb: 2810m | AAA: 2.75
Entry: £0.00

An outing into the Cotswolds; big hills, little hills and more #wills_hills with chocolate box villages interspersed leading you to The Slaughters. You may use my name in vain.

Warmley, South Gloucestershire
Fri 3rd Feb 2017 @
Climb: 3633m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

For the Sunseekers! Head to the Isle of Purbeck and Lulworth Cove. Get the ferry across Poole Harbour’s mouth. Chase the afternoon sun across Cranborne Chase. As evening draws in the Moonrakers come out. Rolling with some cracking #wills_hills. Some gravel thrown in for added fun!

Tintern, Wales
Mon 6th Feb 2017 @
Climb: 12571m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Hills! Glorious #wills_hills! No distance points, no AAA points, just because; oh and this SR600 gives you a shot at the top ACP Randonneé 10k award if completed at 60hrs or less.

Swindon, Wiltshire
Wed 8th Feb 2017 @
Climb: 12475m | AAA: 12.5
Entry: £0.00

The Great Western Castle Class locomotive was constructed at Swindon Works. 155 were built, 8 remain; visit all their respective castles for 8 points. Caerphilly, the 1st built, is housed at the start!

London, England
Fri 10th Feb 2017 @
Climb: 10460m | AAA: 10.00
Entry: £100.00 | Space(s): 10

A voyage from Paddington Station to Penzance and back loosely following the GWR line through the countryside that the Cornish Riviera Express once took.

Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire
Sat 22nd Sep 2018 @ 07:00
Climb: 2810m | AAA: 2.75
Entry: £0.00

Time to get ‘slaughtered’ in The Cotswolds! Big hills, little hills and more #wills_hills with chocolate box villages interspersed leading you to The Slaughters. You may use my name in vain.

Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire
Sat 22nd Sep 2018 @ 07:45
Climb: 2202m | AAA: 2.25
Entry: £0.00

Remember your granny, you are going to need it! An outing into the Cotswolds; big hills, little hills and more #wills_hills with chocolate box villages interspersed. You may use my name in vain.

Lawrence Hill, City of Bristol
Sat 18th May 2019 @ 15:00
Climb: 2955m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Part of the Brunel’s Billiard Table Series and great qualifier for Paris Brest Paris. With a late start to mimic PBP and get you used to riding through the first night you’ll get to Paddington in the early hours.

Redcliffe, City of Bristol
Sat 1st Jun 2019 @ 06:00
Climb: 6110m | AAA: 1.50
Entry: £0.00

Part of the Brunel’s Billiard Table Series. It’ll still have some #wills_hills to keep you on your toes! A great BRM qualifier for Paris Brest Paris.

Easton, City of Bristol
Sat 13th Jul 2019 @ 06:00
Climb: 3620m | AAA: 1.75
Entry: £0.00

A fast ride with a handful of hills; one being Titterstone Clee, its trig point and radar stations.

Easton, City of Bristol
Fri 30th Aug 2019 @ 21:00
Climb: 8133m | AAA: 8.25
Entry: £0.00

Head to the Welsh coast & Llangrannog; home of the Bica the Giant’s tooth! Fast valleys, remote Welsh mountains, old mining towns; it’s all there! Descend the Devil’s Staircase and climb his Elbow #wills_hills galore!

Shortwood, City of Bristol
Mon 11th Nov 2019 @ 19:00
Climb: 1052m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Monday, named after the Moon. Night ride around the full moon. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata comes in three parts with different forms; adigio, allegretto, presto! Expect the same with the route; pace vs terrain.

Spike Island, City of Bristol
Mon 9th Mar 2020 @ 19:00
Climb: 1144m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Monday, named after the Moon. Night ride around the full moon. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata comes in three parts with different forms; adigio, allegretto, presto! Expect the same with the route; pace vs terrain.

Shortwood, City of Bristol
Mon 6th Apr 2020 @ 19:00
Climb: 862m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Monday, named after the Moon. Night ride around the full moon. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata comes in three parts with different forms; adigio, allegretto, presto! Expect the same with the route; pace vs terrain.

Almondsbury, England
Mon 4th May 2020 @ 19:00
Climb: 1220m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Monday, named after the Moon. Night ride around the full moon. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata comes in three parts with different forms; adigio, allegretto, presto! Expect the same with the route; pace vs terrain.

Spike Island, City of Bristol
Mon 8th Jun 2020 @ 19:00
Climb: 1467m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Monday, named after the Moon. Night ride around the full moon. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata comes in three parts with different forms; adigio, allegretto, presto! Expect the same with the route; pace vs terrain.

Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 10th Apr 2021 @ 07:00
Climb: 1903m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £7.50 | Space(s): 0

Head into The Cotswolds and fly along country lanes on this BST version to Chadlington to pick up the post. Return through the Thames Water Park. Easy ride with one major #wills_hills!

Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 10th Apr 2021 @ 08:00
Climb: 917m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £6.50 | Space(s): -2

Head into The Cotswolds to Tickle the Thames in the Thames Water Park and lunch. Easy BST version with only one #wills_hills and more lanes.

Fishponds, City of Bristol
Sat 8th May 2021 @ 06:00
Climb: 3620m | AAA: 1.75
Entry: £8.50 | Space(s): 0

A fast ride with a handful of hills; one being Titterstone Clee, its trig point and radar stations.

Fishponds, City of Bristol
Sat 8th May 2021 @ 08:00
Climb: 1379m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £6.50 | Space(s): 0

End of the Lines visits four defunct local terminus towns; Calne, Malmesbury, Tetbury and Thornbury. Use some old railways, pass an old engine shed, eat cake at a goods shed, roll across the Cotswolds and into the Severn Valley.

Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 12th Jun 2021 @ 07:00
Climb: 2189m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £7.50 | Space(s): 6

Salisbury Plain, steam trains, & neolithic Avebury, Woodhenge & Stonehenge. A few #wills_hills at the end for good measure! NEW route for a quieter finish.

Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 12th Jun 2021 @ 09:00
Climb: 787m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £5.50 | Space(s): 3

Shuffle your way to Sherston and the Court Yard Cafe on the Cotswolds. One big #wills_hills to climb, one big descent.

Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 10th Jul 2021 @ 06:00
Climb: 3633m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £8.50 | Space(s): 20

For the Sunseekers! Head to the Isle of Purbeck and Lulworth Cove. Get the ferry across Poole Harbour’s mouth. Chase the afternoon sun across Cranborne Chase. As evening draws in the Moonrakers come out. Rolling with some cracking #wills_hills. Some gravel thrown in for added fun!

Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 10th Jul 2021 @ 08:00
Climb: 23:59m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £6.50 | Space(s): 28

Head to Radstock and use The Colliers Way making your way through Mere to Shaftesbury & Zig-Zag Hill. Pass through Tisbury to the Wylye Valley and back to Bristol using The 2Tunnels.

Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 10th Jul 2021 @ 09:00
Climb: 1033m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £5.50 | Space(s): 13

Head to Radstock and use The Colliers Way to Nunney. Cut through Frome and across to Rode. Then back to Bristol using The 2Tunnels.

Bristol,
Sat 21st Aug 2021 @ 10:00
Climb: 25,401m | AAA: 25.5
Entry: £16.32 | Space(s): 98

PBP 2015: touring back with ACB talking about LEL the idea of Bristol Glasgow Bristol was born.
Back home I set about its backbone. Fettling ensued, then a test ride et voilà, one Big Gert Brevet!

Bristol,
Tue 24th Aug 2021 @ 05:00
Climb: 25,401m | AAA: 25.50
Entry: £16.32 | Space(s): 99

PBP 2015: touring back with ACB talking about LEL the idea of Bristol Glasgow Bristol was born.
Back home I set about its backbone. Fettling ensued, then a test ride et voilà, one Big Gert Brevet!

Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 11th Sep 2021 @ 07:00
Climb: 2947m | AAA: 3.00
Entry: £0.00

The wonderful Chalke Valley and Cheddar Gorge set the scene for stunning views en route, if it’s clear you can just see The Needles! This hAAArd cheese summer variant incorporates more #wills_hills and secluded country lanes.

Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 11th Sep 2021 @ 08:00
Climb: 1584m | AAA: 1.50
Entry: £0.00

Enjoy the Somerset countryside with a good sprinkling of #wills_hills as you make your way past Cranmore Station before along The Mendips and down to Cheddar and Gorge, on some cheese?

Fishponds, City of Bristol
Fri 19th Nov 2021 @ 22:00
Climb: 2295m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00 | Space(s): 21

Moonrakers become sunseekers! Ride through the night under a full moon to the coast. Return via a few Dorset hills passing Glastonbury Tor, use the Strawberry Line to Bristol.

Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 11th Dec 2021 @ 07:00
Climb: 2500m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Passing three abbeys in various states, crossing the old Calne branchline and on to Gloucester crossing the Severn. Follow roads around the Forest of Dean and back across the bridge.

Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 11th Dec 2021 @ 07:45
Climb: 1697m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Heading north nestled between the Severn & the Cotswolds through Gloucester to Taynton & Tibberton village hall; lunch inc cake included in the fee. Follow roads around the Forest of Dean and back across the bridge.

Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 11th Dec 2021 @ 08:30
Climb: 1007m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Heading east you make your way to Lacock Abbey. Turn north passing the site of Stanley Abbey & the old Calne branchline before Malmesbury Abbey. Follow some minor roads back to the finish.

Easton, City of Bristol
Mon 27th Dec 2021 @ 16:00
Climb: 8379m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

The Festive 500 challenge came about after Rapha’s Graeme Raeburn’s double creamed 1000km over the festive period. He decided 500km was enough for the challenge, the extra 500 being pointless; well in Audax that isn’t quite true…

Easton, City of Bristol
Mon 27th Dec 2021 @ 16:00
Climb: 4930m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Work that Xmas fat off & complete the Festive 500 in 1 (pint)! Be prepared for anything; from freezing cold to winter sun & blue skies to hurricane winds & rain.

Easton, City of Bristol
Wed 29th Dec 2021 @ 06:00
Climb: 3486m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Work that Xmas fat off & complete the Festive 500 in one! Be prepared for anything; from freezing cold to winter sun & blue skies to hurricane winds & rain.

Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 8th Jan 2022 @ 07:00
Climb: 2450m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £0.00

Day and night, fast and slow! Beautiful valleys, including the Chalke, with the odd hill thrown in with Cheddar Gorge; maybe in the dark with its looming walls. Stunning views en route you can just see The Needles.

Whitchurch, City of Bristol
Sat 12th Mar 2022 @ 07:00
Climb: 2800m | AAA: 2.75
Entry: £0.00

Going broader afield for some more #wills_hills. A cathedral city, Stourhead Gardens, broad gauge transfer shed and an old rail trail are a few of the delights.

Whitchurch, City of Bristol
Sat 12th Mar 2022 @ 09:00
Climb: 1587m | AAA: 1.5
Entry: £0.00

Taking in the sights south of Bristol. Expect a few #wills_hills including King Alfred’s Tower and some beautiful countryside including a lovely gradual descent on a traffic free old rail trail

Easton, City of Bristol
Sat 9th Apr 2022 @ 06:00
Climb: 4884m | AAA: 5.00
Entry: £0.00

Head to the coast for the Easton connection & Portland Bill. Return along the Jurassic Coast & via Gold Hill in Shaftesbury. #wills_hills & views in good supply, 3 different railway paths included.

Easton, City of Bristol
Sat 9th Apr 2022 @ 08:00
Climb: 2200m | AAA: 2.00
Entry: £0.00

Head to the coast… Fiddlesticks you’ve missed your connection! Head to Gold Hill in Shaftesbury before returning through Longleat Estate. #wills_hills & views, 3 different railway paths include.

Redcliffe, City of Bristol
Sat 7th May 2022 @ 06:00
Climb: 6698m | AAA: 6.75
Entry: £0.00

The inaugral Great Western Randonnées’ AAA 400. All aboard to Bishop’s Lydeard Station before traversing the northern coastline of Exmoor. Use the old Barnstaple branch-line and head home via The Blackdown Hills.

Redcliffe, City of Bristol
Sat 7th May 2022 @ 07:00
Climb: 2900m | AAA: 3.00
Entry: £0.00

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

Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire
Sat 11th Jun 2022 @ 06:00
Climb: 10139m | AAA: 10.25
Entry: £0.00

The inaugural 600 #wills_hills fest! Journeying up through England and back through Wales. It’ll test your legs and your mental fortitude but the scenery will pay dividends. Do you accept the devilishly elegant challenge?

Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire
Sat 9th Jul 2022 @ 04:00
Climb: 6687m | AAA: 6.75
Entry: £0.00

Heading west into Wales and the birthplace of the Bluestones found at Stonehenge. Making use of old railway lines inc Hengoed Viaduct & NCN47; a mix of forest track and wind turbine service roads. Compliments Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200 the following day.