Granny's Cotswolds Telegram 160
Frenchay, City of Bristol
Mon 16th Jan 2017 @
5.0 rating
Climb: 2250m | AAA: 2.25
Entry: £4.00

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.

Chalke & Cheese 200
Warmley, South Gloucestershire
Thu 2nd Feb 2017 @
4.9 rating
Climb: 2450m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £4.00

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!

Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200
Warmley, South Gloucestershire
Thu 2nd Feb 2017 @
5.0 rating
Climb: 2194m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £4.00

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

Slaughtered in the Cotswolds 200
Frenchay, City of Bristol
Thu 2nd Feb 2017 @
5.0 rating
Climb: 2810m | AAA: 2.75
Entry: £4.00

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.

Sunseekers & Moonrakers 300 - COMING SOON
Warmley, South Gloucestershire
Fri 3rd Feb 2017 @
5.0 rating
Climb: 3633m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £4.00

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!

Devilishly Elegant SR600
Tintern, Wales
Mon 6th Feb 2017 @
Climb: 12571m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £5.00

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.

Great Western's Last Castles 800 - COMING SOON
Swindon, Wiltshire
Wed 8th Feb 2017 @
Climb: 12475m | AAA: 12.5
Entry: £4.00

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!

Cornish Riviera Express 1000
London, England
Fri 10th Feb 2017 @
Climb: 10460m | AAA: 10.00
Entry: £4.50 | Available 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.

Slaughtered in the Cotswolds 200
Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire
Sat 22nd Sep 2018 @ 07:00
5.0 rating
Climb: 2810m | AAA: 2.75
Entry: £7.50

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.

Granny's Cotswolds Telegram 160
Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire
Sat 22nd Sep 2018 @ 07:45
5.0 rating
Climb: 2202m | AAA: 2.25
Entry: £6.50

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.

Paddington Express 400
Lawrence Hill, City of Bristol
Sat 18th May 2019 @ 15:00
4.8 rating
Climb: 2955m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £15.00

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.

Steam Express 600
Redcliffe, City of Bristol
Sat 1st Jun 2019 @ 06:00
5.0 rating
Climb: 6110m | AAA: 1.50
Entry: £30.00

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.

The Giant's Tooth 500
Easton, City of Bristol
Fri 30th Aug 2019 @ 21:00
5.0 rating
Climb: 8133m | AAA: 8.25
Entry: £9.50

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!

Moon Night Sonata #1 100
Shortwood, City of Bristol
Mon 11th Nov 2019 @ 19:00
4.7 rating
Climb: 1052m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £4.50

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.

Moon Night Sonata #2 100
Spike Island, City of Bristol
Mon 9th Mar 2020 @ 19:00
4.7 rating
Climb: 1144m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £4.50

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.

Moon Night Sonata #3 100
Shortwood, City of Bristol
Mon 6th Apr 2020 @ 19:00
4.7 rating
Climb: 862m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £4.50

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.

Moon Night Sonata #4 100
Almondsbury, England
Mon 4th May 2020 @ 19:00
4.7 rating
Climb: 1220m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £4.50

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.

Moon Night Sonata #5 100
Spike Island, City of Bristol
Mon 8th Jun 2020 @ 19:00
4.7 rating
Climb: 1467m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £4.50

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.

Air Mail 200
Hambrook, Winterbourne, City of Bristol
Sat 10th Apr 2021 @ 07:00
4.6 rating
Climb: 1903m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £7.50 | Available Space(s): 150

Head into The Cotswolds and fly past the source of the Thames and on to Chadlington to pick up the post. Return through the Thames Water Park. Easy winter ride with one major #wills_hills!

Thames Tickler 100
Hambrook, Winterbourne, City of Bristol
Sat 10th Apr 2021 @ 08:00
4.6 rating
Climb: 917m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £6.50 | Available Space(s): 300

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.

Summit 'bout Titterstone Clee 300
Easton, City of Bristol
Sat 8th May 2021 @ 06:00
5.0 rating
Climb: 3620m | AAA: 1.75
Entry: £8.50

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

Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 12th Jun 2021 @ 07:00
5.0 rating
Climb: 2189m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £7.50

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

Sunseekers & Moonrakers 300
Warmley, South Gloucestershire
Sat 10th Jul 2021 @ 06:00
5.0 rating
Climb: 3633m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £4.00

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!

Bristol Glasgow Bristol 1600
Easton, City of Bristol
Wed 25th Aug 2021 @ 06:00
5.0 rating
Climb: ~24,000m | AAA: ~24.00
Entry: £tbc

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!

Chalke & hAAArd Cheese 200
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 11th Sep 2021 @ 07:00
Climb: 2947m | AAA: 3.00
Entry: £7.50

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.

hAAArd Cheese 100
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 11th Sep 2021 @ 08:00
Climb: 1584m | AAA: 1.50
Entry: £6.50

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?

Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300
Fishponds, City of Bristol
Fri 19th Nov 2021 @ 22:00
4.7 rating
Climb: 2295m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £15.00 | Available 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.

George's Delightful Abbeys & Roads 200
Hambrook, Winterbourne, City of Bristol
Sat 11th Dec 2021 @ 07:00
5.0 rating
Climb: 2500m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £10.50

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.

George's Delightful Roads 160
Hambrook, Winterbourne, City of Bristol
Sat 11th Dec 2021 @ 07:45
5.0 rating
Climb: 1697m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £10.00

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.

Abbeys & Roads 100
Hambrook, Winterbourne, City of Bristol
Sat 11th Dec 2021 @ 08:30
5.0 rating
Climb: 1007m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £6.20

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.

Double Creamed Full Fat Festives
Easton, City of Bristol
Mon 27th Dec 2021 @ 16:00
5.0 rating
Climb: 8379m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £15.00

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…

Full Fat Festive 500 Pint 1
Easton, City of Bristol
Mon 27th Dec 2021 @ 16:00
5.0 rating
Climb: 4930m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £9.50

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.

Wed 29th Dec 2021
0 space(s) remaining
Chalke & Cheese 200
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 8th Jan 2022 @ 07:00
4.9 rating
Climb: 2450m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £7.50

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.

Wells, Mells & Broader! 200
Whitchurch, City of Bristol
Sat 12th Mar 2022 @ 07:00
4.9 rating
Climb: 2800m | AAA: 2.75
Entry: £7.50 | Available Space(s): 200

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.

Wells, Mells & Old Rail Trail 100
Whitchurch, City of Bristol
Sat 12th Mar 2022 @ 09:00
4.9 rating
Climb: 1587m | AAA: 1.5
Entry: £6.50

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

Bill's Easton Connection 300
Easton, City of Bristol
Sat 9th Apr 2022 @ 06:00
4.8 rating
Climb: 4884m | AAA: 5.00
Entry: £12.00

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.

Missed Connection 160
Easton, City of Bristol
Sat 9th Apr 2022 @ 08:00
4.8 rating
Climb: 2200m | AAA: 2.00
Entry: £10.00

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.

Exe Barnstaple Branch 400
Redcliffe, City of Bristol
Sat 7th May 2022 @ 06:00
5.0 rating
Climb: 6698m | AAA: 6.75
Entry: £15.00

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.

Devilishly Elegant 600
Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire
Sat 11th Jun 2022 @ 06:00
Climb: 10139m | AAA: 10.25
Entry: £18.50

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?

A Bluestones' Throw 400
Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire
Sat 9th Jul 2022 @ 04:00
Climb: 6687m | AAA: 6.75
Entry: £9.00

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.

Booking Test Event
Hambrook, Winterbourne, City of Bristol
Sat 13th Apr 2030 @ 07:00
4.6 rating
Climb: 1903m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £7.50 | Available Space(s): 99

Head into The Cotswolds and fly past the source of the Thames and on to Chadlington to pick up the post. Return through the Thames Water Park. Easy winter ride with one major #wills_hills!