Part of the Brunel’s Billiard Table Series. It’ll still have some #wills_hills to keep you on your toes! A great BRM qualifier for Paris Brest Paris.
WHEN: +iCalSat 1st June 2019 06:00 - 22:00 Sun 2nd June 2019
WHERE:Benjamin Perry Scout Hut Pheonix Wharf Redcliffe, BS1 6SR
After a fast start to the coast for breakfast you then cram the 2 AAA points in as you climb over Exmoor to the Exe Valley and head east over The Blackdown Hills into Somerset. The going from here is easier with the odd hill thrown in for good measure. Stop at Yeovil Railway Centre, then on to Wiltshire and the Wylye Valley. Cross Salisbury Plain at the end of the day to the North Wessex Downs and the sleep stop. Follow the Kennet Valley on the old coach road in the early hours of the morning to Maidenhead and views of Brunel’s Sounding Arch; see Turner’ Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway above. Over Marlow Bridge and The Chilterns before tickling the eastern edge of the Cotswolds then the Thames Valley to the Swindon and Cricklade Railway. Back past Malmesbury Abbey and the gentle ascent to the Cotswold escarpment before dropping back down into Bristol.
Entry fee includes food at the start/finish, Yeovil Railway Centre and both night controls. Main sleeping facilities (airbeds and blankets) at Kintbury, dozing at Maidenhead.
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 600 km
This was my first 600 and my bottom was suffering very badly. Likely I was riding most of the route with someone, which made it a bit more enjoyable!.
Big that you to Michal and Zlatimira! And Thank you to Will, too! 🙂
Will goes the extra mile to give everyone the best possible event. Thanks!
A really excellent event. Great route, great controls, nothing is too much trouble for Will and his helpers. Like another reviewer I too struggled to find the sleep control in the middle of a wild and windy night but that was probably because I was tired and not thinking straight! It was worth it when I did find it. I had some good grub and got my head down ready for the early morning stretch out to Maidenhead.