Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300

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.

Fishponds, 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
19/11/2021 - 20/11/2021
22:00 - 18:32
WHERE:
Fishponds Fish
Bristol & Bath Railway Path, nr Hockeys Ln
Fishponds, BS16
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Type:
BR
Points Distance:
300
Total Distance:
308km
Speeds:
15-30kph
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat
Climb:
2295m
Duration:
20h32
Entry closes:
14/01/2021
Entry:
£0.00
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

!! UPDATE !!

2020/2021 Season – Unfortunately Lockdown & Restrictions won. I won’t attempt to run it in the summer as that isn’t what the event is about, thus it has moved to now.

The Sunseekers & Moonrakers Perm will be available though.

Description:

Moonrakers & Sunseekers has become a popular winter 300.

Head straight out of Bristol through Bath and watch the trail of lights climb the Cat 4 climb of Bathwick Hill; the biggest of the ride. Continue on easily navigated roads to Devizes, passing The Crammer where legend has it Wiltshire folk were caught by the Excisemen raking for ‘the moon’. Continue down the Avon Valley through Salisbury and edging The New Forest, along the coast to Poole Harbour. Moonrakers wane as Sunseekers come into view; those luxury yachts at Poole Quay! Heading home pass through the chocolate box village of Milton Abbas and past the Abbey in the Dorset Hills and on. Into Somerset passing Glastonbury Tor and across The Levels to Axbridge. Then use The Strawberry Line railway path through the end of The Mendips and pass orchards to stop at The Strawberry Line Cafe before returning to Bristol.

Details:

Full details later when more is known of restrictions etc if any.

Caution:

There will likely be sand on the promenade and mud on the Strawberry Line. Nothing many others haven’t managed in the past.