Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200

Salisbury Plain, steam trains, & neolithic Avebury, Woodhenge & Stonehenge. A few #wills_hills at the end for good measure! NEW route for a quieter finish.

Warmley, City of Bristol | Sat 12th Jun 2021 @ 07:00

BRIEF:

Salisbury Plain, steam trains, & neolithic Avebury, Woodhenge & Stonehenge. A few #wills_hills at the end for good measure! NEW route for a quieter finish.

WHEN:
12/06/2021
07:00 - 21:04
WHERE:
Warmley Railway Station
Warmley, BS30 5JB
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Type:
BR
Points Distance:
200
Total Distance:
211km
Speeds:
15-30kph
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat
Climb:
2189m
Duration:
14h04
Entry closes:
09/06/2021
Entry:
£7.50
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

description:

Departing from Warmley you’ll head east scaling the Cotswold escarpment for a gentle cruise through Malmesbury to the Whistlestop Cafe [tbc] at Blunsdon Station; watch out for the trains! Then south through Avebury’s earthern works and stone circle, over the Pewsey Downs for stunning views across the Vale and down Wiltshire’s Avon valley. Turning west onto Salisbury Plain you’ll visit the lesser known neolithic site of Woodhenge first before using a 1km section of byway to approach Stonehenge giving you amazing views; you can get quite close to the stones here without paying to take in their time defying presence. Having made your way between tumulii using the closed main road you then continue across the Plain; time to form some trains if there is a headwind! Into the wonderful Wylye Valley you go and Ginny’s Cafe at The Ginger Piggery. On to Somerset and pass Cranmore Station where you have the option to stop within normal opening hours. Save a bit for the final section heading north as you’ll have a few #wills_hills in succession.

Caution: The 1km byway approaching Stonehenge is a firm surface, it has some large embedded flints to begin and potholes to end but just go slow and enjoy the scenery. It was easily navigated in March on 25mm tyres.

details:

The start is easily accessible from Bristol on bike via the Railway Path. There is a small free car park with height barrier. All being good Warmley Waiting Room will be open early especially. Public toilets should be open from 06:30. The finish will be about a mile away at The Hollybush Inn serving food all afternoon for cyclists.

FOOD: I’m finalising details with the first control at The Whistlestop Cafe as they have only just reopened. Ginny’s Cafe at Boyton is raring to go. A prepay system for both may be used and you will be updated closer to the time.

Bookings

Bookings close 09/06/2021 or when full. 21 spaces are currently available.

Please note:
  • If you are not an Audax UK or affiliated CTC/CUK member Temporary Membership is required for the event; please select below.
  • This event is run in accordance with Audax UK's Regulations and is covered by their insurance.
  • At this time COVID-19 restrictions may apply; please see Audax UK news for current situation.
  • Additional measures will need to be undertaken for a successful event and for future ones to take place including but not limited to: staggered starts; remaining in your group; electronic proof of passage. Please check the Event Info Details above.
Ticket TypePriceSpaces
Entry£7.50

  • I am aged 18 or over.
  • I understand that during the event I am on a private excursion on the public highway and that I am responsible for my own conduct.
  • I agree to abide by Audax UK Regulations for this ride.
  • I have relevant insurance cover as above.
  • Entry fees are not refundable or transferable.
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  • I declare that I have no symptoms relating to COVID-19.
  • That I am not self-isolating.
  • That I am not required to quarantine during the period of the event.
  • That no local or other regulations prohibit me from attending this event.
  • I agree that if I develop any such symptoms before the event I will not attend.
  • I agree that if I develop any such symptoms immediately after the event I shall inform the organiser.
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