Apex Grimpeur

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An Apex Grimpeur is one of those events of 300km+ that goes above and beyond; where the rider must be at the top of their game, willing to climb any if not all the mountains and exist at the Apex…

…before hurtling back down the other side. What goes up, must come down 😀

Events:

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

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!

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

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!

Big Gert Brevet 1600
Easton, City of Bristol
Sat 21st Aug 2021 @ 10:00
5.0 rating
Climb: 25,401m | AAA: 25.5
Entry: £16.32 | Available Space(s): 300

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 Glasgow Bristol 1600
Easton, City of Bristol
Tue 24th Aug 2021 @ 05:00
5.0 rating
Climb: 25,401m | AAA: 25.50
Entry: £16.32 | Available Space(s): 100

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!

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

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.

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

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: tbc

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: tbc

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.