Apex Grimpeur

Audax Altitude Award points are given to hilly events meeting certain criteria that requires a PhD in head scratching to understand. Simply put you get 1 point per 1000m of a qualifying event; points are refined into 1/4s. Sometimes a section of an event may qualify giving it AAA points even though overall it has less climbing than a similar distanced event that has 0.00 AAA points…

An Apex Grimpeur is one of those events of 300km+ that goes above and beyond; where the rider must be at the top of their game, willing to climb any if not all the mountains and exist at the Apex...

...before hurtling back down the other side. What goes up, must come down 😀

Events:

The Giant's Tooth 500
Easton, City of Bristol
Fri 30th Aug 2019 @ 21:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 8133m | AAA: 8.25
Entry: tbc

Head to the Welsh coast & Llangrannog; home of the Bica the Giant’s tooth! Fast valleys, remote Welsh mountains, old mining towns; it’s all there! Descend the Devil’s Staircase and climb his Elbow #wills_hills galore!

Big Gert Brevet 1600
Bristol, City of Bristol
Sat 21st Aug 2021 @ 10:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 25243m | AAA: 25.25
Entry: £16.35 | Available Space(s): -2

PBP 2015: touring back with ACB talking about LEL the idea of Bristol Glasgow Bristol was born.
Back home I set about its backbone. Fettling ensued, then a test ride et voilà, one Big Gert Brevet!

Bristol Glasgow Bristol 1600 2021
Bristol, City of Bristol
Sun 22nd Aug 2021 @ 05:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 25243m | AAA: 25.25
Entry: £16.35 | Available Space(s): -12

PBP 2015: touring back with ACB talking about LEL the idea of Bristol Glasgow Bristol was born.
Back home I set about its backbone. Fettling ensued, then a test ride et voilà, one Big Gert Brevet!

Bill's Easton Connection 300
Easton, City of Bristol
Sat 9th Apr 2022 @ 06:00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Climb: 4884m | AAA: 5.00
Entry: tbc

Head to the coast for the Easton connection & Portland Bill. Return along the Jurassic Coast & via Gold Hill in Shaftesbury. #wills_hills & views in good supply, 3 different railway paths included.

Exe Barnstaple Branch 400
Redcliffe, City of Bristol
Sat 7th May 2022 @ 06:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 6698m | AAA: 6.75
Entry: tbc

The inaugral Great Western Randonnées’ AAA 400. All aboard to Bishop’s Lydeard Station before traversing the northern coastline of Exmoor. Use the old Barnstaple branch-line and head home via The Blackdown Hills.

Bristol Glasgow Bristol 1600
Bristol, City of Bristol
Sun 29th May 2022 @ 05:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 25243m | AAA: 25.25
Entry: £16.35 | Available Space(s): 1

PBP 2015: touring back with ACB talking about LEL the idea of Bristol Glasgow Bristol was born.
Back home I set about its backbone. Fettling ensued, then a test ride et voilà, one Big Gert Brevet!

Devilishly Elegant 600
Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire
Sat 11th Jun 2022 @ 06:00
Climb: 10139m | AAA: 10.25
Entry: tbc

The inaugural 600 #wills_hills fest! Journeying up through England and back through Wales. It’ll test your legs and your mental fortitude but the scenery will pay dividends. Do you accept the devilishly elegant challenge?

A Bluestones' Throw 400
Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire
Sat 9th Jul 2022 @ 04:00
Climb: 6687m | AAA: 6.75
Entry: tbc

Heading west into Wales and the birthplace of the Bluestones found at Stonehenge. Making use of old railway lines inc Hengoed Viaduct & NCN47; a mix of forest track and wind turbine service roads. Compliments Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200 the following day.