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!
WHEN:10/04/2021 07:00 - 20:52
WHERE:Gary Harris Cycles
Hambrook [nr Frenchay], BS16 1QQ
EVENT REVIEW SUMMARY:
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.
A fast route with more country lanes for the BST version. Pass several airports; 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.
Staggered start times will be used and you’ll set off in groups of six. As such I’ve allowed bookings for up to 6 entrants so if you want to start with friends please include them in the one booking to make my life easier. Whether solo or a group please indicate your estimated average MOVING speed and your control faff level. This will aid me in forming the starting groups and their start time; the faster movers will set off first.
Please try to stay in your group. If you split up do not form a group with any other riders.
The route is using free controls except for a cafe in the Cotswolds Water Park who will have a quick serve meal available.
I am looking at the possibility of using alternative proof of passage so you don’t have to stop to get receipts or answer infos. I’m trying an app available for both Android & Apple that you can log in when in the correct location; I’ll update you in later correspondence.
Please only arrive a short time before your start time and when you do remain socially distanced.
Tea & Coffee available from Gary Harris Cycles. Toilet facilities at the golf centre will be limited by one person in the building at a time so please go before you arrive.
Parking available at start. Gate opens at 06:30 and will close at 19:00; if you think you’ll be back later please use on street parking in Frenchay village about 5mins away (factor in a staggered start).
What others think.
Well organised , really enjoyed the ride, plus ECE to extend to 200!
First fixed 200
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.
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- This event is run in accordance with Audax UK's Regulations and is covered by their insurance.
- At this time COVID-19 restrictions may apply; please see Audax UK news for current situation.
- Additional measures will need to be undertaken for a successful event and for future ones to take place including but not limited to: staggered starts; remaining in your group; electronic proof of passage.