Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 2021

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.

Easton, City of Bristol | Fri 19th Nov 2021 @ 22:00

BRIEF:

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.

WHEN: +iCal
Fri 19th November 2021
22:00 - 18:32
Sat 20th November 2021
WHERE:
Felix Road Adventure Playground
Felix Road
Easton, BS5 0JW
EVENT REVIEW SUMMARY:
4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
based on 17 reviews
Excellent82%
Very good12%
Average6%
Poor0%
Terrible0%
Validation:
BR
Award Distance:
300
Total Distance:
308km
Speeds:
15-30kph
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat
Climb:
2295m
Duration:
20h32
Entry closes:
17/11/21
Entry:
£17.50

Reviews

What others think.

A great Friday night out with friends

Rated 5 out of 5
26th January 2022

A brillantly well run 300 audax with a sureal start riding through Bristol and Bath as the pubs get to last orders. Some helpful group riding at 2am helped to get the miles ticked off, with good weather and good banter. We took a detour to Stonehenge before the Salisbury control (which had an amazing selection of cake).
The ebbs and flows of audaxing came out in this one, with the drizzle and cold affecting me just before dawn. Waiting for a lovely sunrise, all we got was greyness, which made the stretch to Podimore Services on lumpy lanes pretty hard work. Never been so glad to get to a Greggs!
A fun final push along the Strawberry Line provides a welcome distraction, having to keep concentration levels up on the shared use path, so avoiding the tiredness.
A brilliantly well organised night and day on the bike.

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Pete

Excellent Overnighter

Rated 5 out of 5
23rd January 2022

I have had my eye on this ride for a while and decided with a slightly curtailed Covid schedule in 2021 to add it to the calendar. I imagine that the enjoyment maybe weather dependant at this time of year, but we were quite lucky for this instalment.
I’m rubbish at remembering the minutiae of rides but the start was fast with the always enjoyable experience of passing hostelries as they kick out while we were just starting our alternative night out.
As the group thinned and we passed through several well stocked controls the night life emerged in the quiet lanes with several owls swooping in to see what was going on.
The sea front section was very enjoyable, with some sand but nothing that would warrant any evasive action and definitely no more “mixed terrain” than your average Audax.
The Sea Scout hut was again staffed by lovely people giving up their time for our niche past time and then back into the night and more black lanes.
With the sunrise came mist and a definite drop in temperature, the Strawberry line is again nothing more that you would expect on the average UK Audax and the Park Runners kept to their left as I kept to mine.
The finish allowed some de briefing with other riders over a lovely Daal served by Will.
Definitely one to recommend, especially if you plan longer rides that will need over night cycling.
As always, well run, well staffed and a well thought out interesting route.

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Dai

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