Summit ’bout Titterstone Clee 300

BRIEF:

A fast ride with a handful of hills; one being Titterstone Clee, its trig point and radar stations.

WHEN:
13/03/2021 - 14/03/2021
06:00 - 02:52
WHERE:
Easton
Easton, BS5 6NG
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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:
BR
Points Distance:
300
Total Distance:
313km
Speeds:
15-30kph
AAA: 1.75
Bronze Grimpeur
Climb:
3620m
Time:
20h52
Entry closes:
18/06/20
Entry (min):
£8.50

description:

I clearly remember my first calendar 200 in 2014. I came around a corner and there was Titterstone Clee Hill. The next day I had a route! Then in January 2015 I dragged some Audax Club Bristol members, and soon to be, up to the top; there was snow!

What will March hold?! A flowing route with a few #wills_hills. Head up onto The Cotswolds and loop round to Birdlip for a wonderful descent to the outskirts of Gloucester. Over The Severn making your way to Tenbury Wells with views of Titterstone Clee in the distance. Cross The Teme and begin the climb, a false summit as you get to the main road then climb again for the actual summit. All the way to the top passing old quarries, their workings and air traffic control radar domes; 10m of grass and you are at the trig point for an amazing view. Then back down, flowing through Leominster and on to the Wye Valley. Another cracker of a climb at Symonds Yat then roll to Chepstow, back across the bridge and into Bristol for the Arrivee.

details:

Tea, coffee & cake at the Arrivee.

On street parking locally, you’ll be updated before the event.

The first ACB DIY atop Titterstone Clee Hill – Jan 2015

Adam Watkins’ video – An ACB winter DIY version curated by Alex Bend.

What others think.

Summit special

5.0 rating
4th February 2020

Great weather conditions contributed to making this another classic GWR route, spinning out mostly solo over the Cotswolds before jumping on the ACB train up through the first control at Brockworth. I stopped for a decent lunch in Tenbury Wells, knowing that the ascent of Clee Hill was coming up. In fact it looked a lot worse from a distance than in reality, with nothing crazy steep, and the view from the top more than makes it worthwhile. At Leominster I caught back up with the ACB group from the morning, and shared some great miles through some lovely lanes to the final checkpoint, before the brutal Symonds Yat climb. Tough at the best of times, but especially so after a punchy 250km. All in all a great ride, and really good for a first 300 IMO.

Ed B

beaut route and stunning views

5.0 rating
3rd February 2020

my first ride of this distance, and it was a good choice. what a summit! loved it.

Laura C

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