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 thier 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:

Bill's Easton Connection 300
Easton, City of Bristol
Sat 10th Apr 2021 @ 06:00
4.8 rating
Climb: 4950m | AAA: 5.00
Entry: £12.00

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.

Bristol Glasgow Bristol 1600
Easton, City of Bristol
Fri 23rd Jul 2021 @ 00:00
4.8 rating
Climb: 23890m | AAA: 24.00
Entry: £6.66 | Available Space(s): 50

During PBP 2015 whilst touring back with ACB I got chatting about LEL and thought ‘we need a west version; Bristol Glasgow Bristol, with hills!’ Back home I brewed coffee and wedged myself under the stairs. That afternoon the backbone was there. Fettling ensued and a test ride and viola, one Big Gert Brevet!