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: +iCal10/07/2021 - 11/07/2021 06:00 - 02:36
Bristol And Bath Railway Path Warmley, BS30 5JB
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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