Down & Black 200

BRIEF:

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

WHEN:
09/05/2020
07:00 - 20:44
WHERE:
Benjamin Perry Scout Hut
Bristol, BS1 6SR
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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.

Type:
BR
Points Distance:
200
Total Distance:
206km
Speeds:
15-30kph
AAA: 3.00
Silver Grimpeur
Climb:
2900m
Time:
13h44
Entry closes:
06/05/20
Entry (min):
£11.50

description:

A quick exit south from central Bristol over the looming Dundry Hill into the Chew Valley. Hop over the Mendips descending the glorious Cheddar Gorge to the flats of the Somerset Levels. Pass through Bridgwater and begin the gradual ascent of the Quantocks before plunging down the other side to Bishop’s Lydeard Station on the West Somerset Railway; grab a quick bite on the platform. Head south into The Blackdown Hills to Winsham Jubilee Hall where food and drink is provided. The final leg north is easier going to begin as you edge The Levels once more through Glastonbury. Then once more over The Mendips and Dundry to see Bristol spread before you to the Arrivee and some well deserved grub!

details:

Hot drinks at breakfast, afternoon control & Arrivee meals included.

Parking available in Bristol, charges may apply.

Cloth badge for all finishers of the GWR AAA SR series completed this AUK season.

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