Sunseekers & Moonrakers 300
not Moonrakers & Sunseekers!!

Description:

Straight to the coast at Lulworth Cove; a couple of hills along the way to keep the BPM high but otherwise a flowing route. Cross the Isle of Purbeck passing Corfe Castle, then some gravel across Studland Heath to the Sandbanks Ferry to skirt back round Poole Harbour to The Quay. Luxury Sunseekers adorn the far side. Use an old Roman road to Wimborne Minster, then shortly after a bit more gravel as you head across Cranborne Chase. Hop over a few of Salisbury’s river valleys for afternoon tea at Ginny’s Cafe in the Wylye Valley. Cross Salisbury Plain to Devizes and The Crammer, home of the Moonrakers; you are on your own tonight though, it’s a new moon! Over the Wessex Ridge before heading back to Bristol.

Caution: Several paths and tracks are used along the route, some are shared, some are byways, some bridleways; surfaces vary from metalled on the shared paths through to gravel. It is all worth it but being an advisory route you are welcome to route round.

details:

The start is easily accessible from Bristol on bike via the Railway Path. There is a small free car park at Warmley Station with height barrier.

Sandbanks Ferry – £1.00 CASH

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BRIEF:

For the Sunseekers! Head to the Isle of Purbeck and Lulworth Cove. Get the ferry across Poole Harbour’s mouth. Chase the afternoon sun across Cranborne Chase. As evening draws in the Moonrakers come out. Rolling with some cracking #wills_hills. Some gravel thrown in for added fun!

WHEN:
10/07/2021 - 11/07/2021
06:00 - 02:36
WHERE:
Esso - Tesco [Warmley]
Warmley, BS15 9JB
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Type:
BR
Points Distance:
300
Total Distance:
318km
Speeds:
14.3-30kph
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat
Climb:
3633m
Duration:
20h36
Entry closes:
tbc
Entry:
tbc
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:

Straight to the coast at Lulworth Cove; a couple of hills along the way to keep the BPM high but otherwise a flowing route. Cross the Isle of Purbeck passing Corfe Castle, then some gravel across Studland Heath to the Sandbanks Ferry to skirt back round Poole Harbour to The Quay. Luxury Sunseekers adorn the far side. Use an old Roman road to Wimborne Minster, then shortly after a bit more gravel as you head across Cranborne Chase. Hop over a few of Salisbury’s river valleys for afternoon tea at Ginny’s Cafe in the Wylye Valley. Cross Salisbury Plain to Devizes and The Crammer, home of the Moonrakers; you are on your own tonight though, it’s a new moon! Over the Wessex Ridge before heading back to Bristol.

Caution: Several paths and tracks are used along the route, some are shared, some are byways, some bridleways; surfaces vary from metalled on the shared paths through to gravel. It is all worth it but being an advisory route you are welcome to route round.

details:

The start is easily accessible from Bristol on bike via the Railway Path. There is a small free car park at Warmley Station with height barrier.

Sandbanks Ferry – £1.00 CASH