Air Mail 200

BRIEF:

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!

WHEN:
07/12/2019
07:00 - 20:28
WHERE:
Gary Harris Cycles
Hambrook, Winterbourne, BS16 1QQ
Event review summary:
4.6
4.6 rating
4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)
Excellent63%
Very good37%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%
Route:

Extensive route notes and a variety of files will be distributed to entrants via email a week or two before the event. In the mean time use the interactive map for an overview of what lies ahead (subject to change); toggle the elevation & grade on/off by clicking the key. *Please note plugin's 'grade' is experimental so take it with a pinch of salt, especially where rocky outcrops may be present.

Type:
BR
Points Distance:
200
Total Distance:
202km
Speeds:
15-30kph
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat
Climb:
1720m
Time:
13h28
Entry closes:
Entry (min):
£7.50

description:

A fast route utilising predominantly gritted roads ideal for a winter ride. Pass several airports; Kemble, RAF Brize Norton & Fairford. Half way control is at Cafe de la Post an old village Post Office before skirting Wychwood Forest. Cotswolds towns and villages galore in their picturesque beauty. One major climb up out of Wootton under Edge and some rollers around halfway.

details:

Adam Watkins’ video – route check

Adam Watkins’ video – 2019

Chief Leaf’s video – 2019

What others think.

Excellent Ride

5.0 rating
10th February 2020

Well organised , really enjoyed the ride, plus ECE to extend to 200!

Mike G

First fixed 200

4.0 rating
10th February 2020

I chose this as a first go at a 200km on the fixed gear, and it’s a great route for it. Main roads and steady gradients mean it’s also nicer winter riding, albeit with a touch more traffic in places. Nice selection of stops at Cirencester and helpful staff in both cafes later on. If you hit the halfway cafe in the ‘bulge’ you will have to be prepared to be outside, which may be weather dependent.

Luke H

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