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.
WHEN: +iCalSat 11th June 2022 08:00 - 21:07
WHERE:Warmley Station Bristol And Bath Railway Path Warmley, BS30 5JB
Head out from Warmley along the Bristol & Bath Railway Path. Come off at Saltford and head over the hills to Radstock. Follow the Colliers Way Railway Path to Stourton and through Mere. Head up to the ancient town of Shaftesbury atop its hill, drop down abit ready to climb Zig-Zag Hill to the edge of Cranbourne Chase then plunge down the otherside. Through Tisbury and over to the Wylyle Valley and Ginny’s Cafe. Make your way back through Rode towards Bristol using the 2Tunnels into Bath and back out on the Railway Path once more.
Type & Validation
- The route is advisory - you just have to visit the controls and gain proof of passage within time limits where specified; there may be parts that you'd like to take a different route and that is entirely up to you; the time limits for the controls don't change!
- Validation: Instant - you get to take your validated brevet card home straight away at the end of the event.
What others think.
My first Audax....
I did this with a friend, Roger who is an experienced Audaxer who kindly “showed me the ropes” and encouraged me along the way. It was a really varied route with testing hills and the surprise element of a very long tunnel which featured its own violin music! The countryside was most attractive and everyone was friendly and supportive – riders, helpers and Will’ himself. I would thoroughly recommend the event.
Excellent Introduction to Longer Distance Rides
Hailing from over the bridge it was lovely to ride through new countryside.
We rode this as it was one of the few Audax that took place in the summer of 2021 due to “One thing and Another”.
I could see it being a great stepping stone to longer 200km and beyond rides, as well as the friendly but quirky world of Audax.