Steam Express 600

BRIEF:

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:
01/06/2019 - 02/06/2019
06:00 - 22:00
WHERE:
Benjamin Perry Scout Hut
Bristol, BS1 6SR
Event review summary:
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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:
BRM
Points Distance:
600
Total Distance:
610km
Speeds:
15-30kph
AAA: 2.00
Bronze Grimpeur
Climb:
6150m
Time:
40h00
Entry closes:
Entry (min):
£30.00

description:

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.

details:

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.

Adam Watkins’ video – 2019

What others think.

My first 600 km

5.0 rating
2nd March 2020

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! 🙂

Brano S

Will goes the extra mile to give everyone the best possible event. Thanks!

5.0 rating
24th February 2020

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.

Bob D

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