Big Gert Brevet 1600

Populaire pace

!! X-RATED EVENT !!

No sleep facilities.
No dedicated controls with food.
No bag drops.

Just you, a route, the open road, views galore and #wills_hills.
Self sufficiency is key!

Translate this page: ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ etc

Description

Actual date and times still tbc but it’ll be late August, more than likely finishing on Bank Holiday Monday. Also the event validation will likely be a Brevet Populaire for a more ‘relaxed’ experience (10 days) and either a BR or RM.

Depart Bristol via The Downs to the Severn Bridge and into Wales. Take the path less travelled over the tops of hills all the way to the edge of Snowdonia, Clocaenog Forest and the Clwydian Hills. Back into England and pass through Chester. Cross the Mersey via the Silver Jubilee Bridge. Into Preston and out to the heart of the Forest of Bowland where the routes makes its first cross of the return. Traverse the Yorkshire Dales crossing the glorious but brutal Pennines to Barnard Castle; some old Roman Roads and tracks are involved, Ribblehead Viaduct viewed (if you want you can make a slight detour to pass under). North Pennines ensue, cross Hadrian’s Wall after Hexham before into Kielder Forest. Go the other side of Kielder Water to the Castle. Scotland! Cut west through Dumfries to Clatteringshaws Loch, Loch Dee & Troon in Galloway Forest. Turn north once again through Ayrshire and into Glasgow to Central Station; the West Coast Mainline Terminus.

Now back south you go. Over the Southern Uplands to Gretna and back into England. To the west of the Lake District then straight (up) over Harknott (to walk) and Wrynose Pass. Back to the Forest of Bowland. Steal up the Nick of Pendle. Moor tops; some cobbled with turbines sweeping. Snake Pass into the Peaks for a bit of Hope. Pass Chatsworth House to Derby. A respite to Stratford on Avon and a peaceful old railway line out. The Cotswolds are ahead. Yep, you guessed it, up and over before dropping back down to Bristol.

Details

X-rated – in its purest form for this iteration; no sleep facilities, no dedicated controls, no bag drops! I used a Carradice Barley with bivvy and sleeping bag rolled up on top, plus a frame bag to carry kit.

Various surfaces involved but primarily road. Included are forest tracks, peak trails, cobbled moor roads, city shared paths, old railway lines and the usual potholed British roads…

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BRIEF:

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 voilร , one Big Gert Brevet!

WHEN:
21/08/2021 - 30/08/2021
10:00 - 20:40
WHERE:
Easton
Easton, BS5 6NG
EVENT REVIEW SUMMARY:
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Type:
BP
Points Distance:
1600
Total Distance:
1632km
Speeds:
7.2km
AAA: 25.5
Apex Grimpeur
Climb:
25,401m
Duration:
226h40
Entry closes:
10/08/2021
Entry:
ยฃ16.32
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.

Event Information

!! X-RATED EVENT !!

No sleep facilities.
No dedicated controls with food.
No bag drops.

Just you, a route, the open road, views galore and #wills_hills.
Self sufficiency is key!

Translate this page: ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ etc

Description

Actual date and times still tbc but it’ll be late August, more than likely finishing on Bank Holiday Monday. Also the event validation will likely be a Brevet Populaire for a more ‘relaxed’ experience (10 days) and either a BR or RM.

Depart Bristol via The Downs to the Severn Bridge and into Wales. Take the path less travelled over the tops of hills all the way to the edge of Snowdonia, Clocaenog Forest and the Clwydian Hills. Back into England and pass through Chester. Cross the Mersey via the Silver Jubilee Bridge. Into Preston and out to the heart of the Forest of Bowland where the routes makes its first cross of the return. Traverse the Yorkshire Dales crossing the glorious but brutal Pennines to Barnard Castle; some old Roman Roads and tracks are involved, Ribblehead Viaduct viewed (if you want you can make a slight detour to pass under). North Pennines ensue, cross Hadrian’s Wall after Hexham before into Kielder Forest. Go the other side of Kielder Water to the Castle. Scotland! Cut west through Dumfries to Clatteringshaws Loch, Loch Dee & Troon in Galloway Forest. Turn north once again through Ayrshire and into Glasgow to Central Station; the West Coast Mainline Terminus.

Now back south you go. Over the Southern Uplands to Gretna and back into England. To the west of the Lake District then straight (up) over Harknott (to walk) and Wrynose Pass. Back to the Forest of Bowland. Steal up the Nick of Pendle. Moor tops; some cobbled with turbines sweeping. Snake Pass into the Peaks for a bit of Hope. Pass Chatsworth House to Derby. A respite to Stratford on Avon and a peaceful old railway line out. The Cotswolds are ahead. Yep, you guessed it, up and over before dropping back down to Bristol.

Details

X-rated – in its purest form for this iteration; no sleep facilities, no dedicated controls, no bag drops! I used a Carradice Barley with bivvy and sleeping bag rolled up on top, plus a frame bag to carry kit.

Various surfaces involved but primarily road. Included are forest tracks, peak trails, cobbled moor roads, city shared paths, old railway lines and the usual potholed British roads…