Calendar Event

Details:

These calendar events are held on a specific day. They are open to all riders; decide what is right for you and challenge your limits! Unless otherwise stated they are suitable for all types of bicycle (and variants). The event details will hold any nuggets of information such as a ‘short section of byway giving you the best views of Stonehenge‘ for you to make an informed choice.

Events:

Slaughtered in the Cotswolds 200
Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire
Sat 22nd Sep 2018 @ 07:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 2810m | AAA: 2.75
Entry: tbc

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
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 2202m | AAA: 2.25
Entry: tbc

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
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Climb: 2955m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: tbc

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
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 6110m | AAA: 1.50
Entry: tbc

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.

Summit 'bout Titterstone Clee 300
Easton, City of Bristol
Sat 13th Jul 2019 @ 06:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 3620m | AAA: 1.75
Entry: tbc

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

The Giant's Tooth 500
Easton, City of Bristol
Fri 30th Aug 2019 @ 21:00
Rated 5 out of 5
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!

Moon Night Sonata #1 100
Shortwood, City of Bristol
Mon 11th Nov 2019 @ 19:00
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Climb: 1052m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: tbc

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
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Climb: 1144m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: tbc

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
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Climb: 862m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: tbc

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
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Climb: 1220m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: tbc

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
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Climb: 1467m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: tbc

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 [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 10th Apr 2021 @ 07:00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Climb: 1903m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £7.50 | Available Space(s): 0

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!

Thames Tickler 100
Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 10th Apr 2021 @ 08:00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Climb: 917m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £6.50 | Available Space(s): -2

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
Fishponds, City of Bristol
Sat 8th May 2021 @ 06:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 3620m | AAA: 1.75
Entry: £8.50 | Available Space(s): 0

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

End of the Lines 130
Fishponds, City of Bristol
Sat 8th May 2021 @ 08:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 1379m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £6.50 | Available Space(s): 0

End of the Lines visits four defunct local terminus towns; Calne, Malmesbury, Tetbury and Thornbury. Use some old railways, pass an old engine shed, eat cake at a goods shed, roll across the Cotswolds and into the Severn Valley.

Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 12th Jun 2021 @ 07:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 2189m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £7.50 | Available Space(s): 6

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

Sherston Shuffle 75
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 12th Jun 2021 @ 09:00
Climb: 787m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £5.50 | Available Space(s): 3

Shuffle your way to Sherston and the Court Yard Cafe on the Cotswolds. One big #wills_hills to climb, one big descent.

Sunseekers & Moonrakers 300
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 10th Jul 2021 @ 06:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 3633m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £8.50 | Available Space(s): 15

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!

A Mere Century 160
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 10th Jul 2021 @ 08:00
Climb: 23:59m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £6.50 | Available Space(s): 20

Head to Radstock and use The Colliers Way making your way through Mere to Shaftesbury & Zig-Zag Hill. Pass through Tisbury to the Wylye Valley and back to Bristol using The 2Tunnels.

I Rode the Road to Rode 80
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 10th Jul 2021 @ 09:00
Climb: 1033m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £5.50 | Available Space(s): 20

Head to Radstock and use The Colliers Way to Nunney. Cut through Frome and across to Rode. Then back to Bristol using The 2Tunnels.

Big Gert Brevet 1600
Bristol, City of Bristol
Sat 21st Aug 2021 @ 10:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 25243m | AAA: 25.25
Entry: £16.35 | Available Space(s): -2

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 2021
Bristol, City of Bristol
Sun 22nd Aug 2021 @ 05:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 25243m | AAA: 25.25
Entry: £16.35 | Available Space(s): -12

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: £8.00 | Available Space(s): 25

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: 1550m | AAA: 1.50
Entry: £7.00 | Available Space(s): 29

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
Easton, City of Bristol
Fri 19th Nov 2021 @ 22:00
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Climb: 2295m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: £17.50 | Available Space(s): 42

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 [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 11th Dec 2021 @ 07:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 2500m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: tbc

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 [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 11th Dec 2021 @ 07:45
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 1697m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: tbc

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 [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 11th Dec 2021 @ 08:30
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 1007m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: tbc

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
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 8379m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: tbc

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
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 4930m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: tbc

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.

Full Fat Festive 500 Pint 2
Easton, City of Bristol
Wed 29th Dec 2021 @ 06:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 3486m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: tbc

Work that Xmas fat off & complete the Festive 500 in one! Be prepared for anything; from freezing cold to winter sun & blue skies to hurricane winds & rain.

Chalke & Cheese 200
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 8th Jan 2022 @ 07:00
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Climb: 2450m | AAA: 0.00
Entry: tbc

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
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Climb: 2800m | AAA: 2.75
Entry: tbc

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
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Climb: 1587m | AAA: 1.5
Entry: tbc

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
Rated 4.8 out of 5
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.

Missed Connection 160
Easton, City of Bristol
Sat 9th Apr 2022 @ 08:00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Climb: 2200m | AAA: 2.00
Entry: tbc

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
Rated 5 out of 5
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.

Down & Black 200
Redcliffe, City of Bristol
Sat 7th May 2022 @ 07:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 2900m | AAA: 3.00
Entry: tbc

An inaugral Great Western Randonnées’ AAA 200. All aboard to Bishop’s Lydeard Station over The Mendips & Quantocks. Head south into The Black Down Hills to Winsham Jubilee Hall before home with The Mendips once more.

Bristol Glasgow Bristol 1600
Bristol, City of Bristol
Sun 29th May 2022 @ 05:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 25243m | AAA: 25.25
Entry: £16.35 | Available Space(s): 1

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!

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.