Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300

BRIEF:

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:
27/11/2020 - 28/11/2020
22:00 - 18:32
WHERE:
Business as Usual
Lawrence Hill, BS5 9LT
Event review summary:
4.6
4.6 rating
4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 11 reviews)
Excellent73%
Very good18%
Average9%
Poor0%
Terrible0%
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:
300
Total Distance:
308km
Speeds:
15-30kph
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat
Climb:
2300m
Time:
20h32
Entry closes:
Entry (min):
£15.00

description:

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 and around Poole Harbour, watching out for luxury Sunseekers this time! 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 passing orchards to stop at The Strawberry Line Cafe before returning to Bristol.

caution:

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

details:

Included in the entry is breakfast + trimmings at Lilliput Sea Scout hut on Poole Harbour & snacks at the Arrivée.

Due to the success of the 2019 event entries will close early when capacity reached.

Adam Watkins 2018

Richard Lake 2018

Neil Cocklin 2019

Kat Young’s write up for Arrivee Winter/Spring 2020 – I’ll see here again I’m sure 😉

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What others think.

Dark, wet and cold

4.0 rating
2nd March 2020

Well organized with good middle stop for food and exelent service! A bit nippy leaving Poole.
I wish the weather was nicer! 🙂

Brano S

Fantastic 300k

5.0 rating
14th February 2020

I took the train over from Paddington for this ride, and really enjoyed it.
It was well organised and the route is excellent, the riding over night was worth it for the trip back from Poole to Bristol.
Milton Abbas was certainly the hi-light for me, followed by the Somerset Levels. The variety of landscapes is exceptional, but the Strawberry Line on paper looks great, however the reality is somewhat chaotic!

Adrian W