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: +iCalSat 11th June 2022 06:00 - 02:00 Sun 12th June 2022
WHERE:Warmley Station Bristol And Bath Railway Path Warmley, BS30 5JB
This year Audax Club Parisien celebrates 100 years since the first 300km BRM event. 50 special edition medals will be available with this event to commemorate it.
**I’ve had to make a small adjustment to the entry cost to that displayed on the AUK site as the financial situation has changed since being published in October.
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 may see a setting moon as the full moon is in a few days just after midday. Then over the Wessex Ridge before heading back to Bristol.
The start is easily accessible from Bristol on bike via the Railway Path. The small free car park at Warmley Station is now short stay only.
Sandbanks Ferry – £1.00 CASH
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. I have done all on 25mm tyres with no problem. Alternatives will be provided for all.
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.
GWRaudax / Sinseekers & Moonrakers 300 BR
What a day & what a route. We set out from Warmley on a very warm & beautiful day and headed out on the cycle path before turning off at Salford into quiet back country lanes. Before we knew it we reached the first check point a lovely farm shop at Stourbridge, Fueled up we were back on the road heading towards the coast with a few #willshills thrown in. We stopped for lunch at Lulworth Cove which was a nice treat, we then moved onto Studland taking in a lovely gravel section and then taking the ferry across to Sandbanks with the rich & famous. The route from Poole was again stunning with miles of quiet country lanes, a bit more gravel thrown in and a lovely food stop in Shaftesbury at 10.00pm. We rolled back into Warmley at 3.00am. A long but very enjoyable day and the route really is a must for anyone who enjoys the quiet lanes, seeing the coast for an hour or two and having a long enjoyable day in the saddle.