Head off over the Severn Bridge into the Wye Valley and use the Tidenham Tunnel and old railway line north to Biblins. Cross back over the Severn and into The Cotswolds for some Roman Fosse Way. Easy gravel included!
WHEN: +iCalSun 8th May 2022 07:00 - 21:46
WHERE:Gary Harris Cycles Common Mead Ln Hambrook [nr Frenchay], BS16 1QQ
EVENT REVIEW SUMMARY:
Past Event Information
Cross the Severn Bridge into Wales and the Wye Valley. Use the old railway line through Tidenham Tunnel to Tintern and again later to Redbrook; then again from Biblins and Symonds Yat. Skirt the northern edge of the Forest of Dean before heading east across the Severn Valley and up into The Cotswolds with the obligatory #wills_hills; Bushcombe Lane & Sudeley Castle climbs. On to Guiting Power before heading south picking up the Roman’s Fosse Way. Plenty of gravel for the added fun but nothing technical. Being an advisory route you can easily plan around if it isn’t your thing.
Make a weekend of it and do Alex Rendu’s Bristol CTC Slouth Glos 100 on the Saturday.
Tidenham Tunnel is a ‘no light zone’ for the bats. Respect this! No ifs or buts; local signage present.
What others think.
Looking for a gravel bike now
Fantastic route with low traffic volumes, beautiful scenery and quirky features. I hated the gravel to begin with but then just embraced it and now I want more! Difficult experience to beat
Great Gravel Ride
What an amazing route, well done! We had a great day, a few accidental detours and one much needed late lunch. Awesome mixture of on and off road. Thank you for taking the time to plotting this route – Fantastic!