Chalke & hAAArd Cheese 200

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.

Warmley, City of Bristol | Sat 11th Sep 2021 @ 07:00

BRIEF:

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.

WHEN: +iCal
11/09/2021
07:00 - 20:32
WHERE:
Warmley Station
Bristol And Bath Railway Path
Warmley, BS30 5JB
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Type:
BR
Points Distance:
200
Total Distance:
203km
Speeds:
15-30kph
AAA: 3.00
Silver Grimpeur
Climb:
2947m
Duration:
430h55
Entry closes:
08/09/2021
Entry:
£8.00
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

description:

Similar to the popular winter Chalke & Cheese 200 but hAAArder! Head out from Warmley Station along the Bristol to Bath Railway Path, now get ready as the similarity quickly fades. Vaulting over valleys to Frome, then more ups through chalk downs with glimpses of Fovant’s Badges to the Chalke Valley; named after a small tributary to the River Ebble emerging at Broad Chalke. After the control you turn back on yourself before continuing up the valley as the winter version did to Shaftesbury first climbing onto Charlton Down, the northern edge of Cranborne Chase; here you may see on the horizon The Needles if a clear day. Leaving the hilltop town behind the Mere thought of #wills_hills may dwindle, briefly, before passing East Somerset Railway, stopping at Cranmore Memorial Hall for CAKE! and more laid on by the Strawberry Line WI. Continuing up and atop The Mendips before descending to Cheddar for some haaard cheese? Then, you guessed it, ascending its mighty Gorge for the final hint of the winter route as you traverse The Mendips to the Chew Valley and on to the Arrivée.

An alternative gravel route utilising the Ox Drove will be available for between Broad Chalke & Win Green.

details:

The start is easily accessible from Bristol on bike via the Railway Path.

The finish will be about a mile away at The Hollybush Inn serving food all afternoon.

The diet section of the booking form is to aid the Strawberry Line WI.

Instant validation.

If you only fancy the edible calcium in your diet then try the hAAArd Cheese 100.

Bookings

Bookings close 08/09/2021 or when full. 27 spaces are currently available.

Please note:
  • If you are not an Audax UK or affiliated CTC/CUK member Temporary Membership is required for the event; please select below.
  • 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. Please check the Event Info Details above.
Ticket TypePriceSpaces
Entry£8.00

  • I am aged 18 or over.
  • I understand that during the event I am on a private excursion on the public highway and that I am responsible for my own conduct.
  • I agree to abide by Audax UK Regulations for this ride.
  • I have relevant insurance cover as above.
  • Entry fees are not refundable or transferable.
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  • I declare that I have no symptoms relating to COVID-19.
  • That I am not self-isolating.
  • That I am not required to quarantine during the period of the event.
  • That no local or other regulations prohibit me from attending this event.
  • I agree that if I develop any such symptoms before the event I will not attend.
  • I agree that if I develop any such symptoms immediately after the event I shall inform the organiser.
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