Bronze Grimpeur

Bronze 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...

Within this there is a ranking system for events less than 300km.

The easy ones are known as Bronze Grimpeurs. My son at the age of 8 became a Bronze Grimpeur (casually throwing down the gauntlet).

Events:

Upcoming Calendar

Slaughtered in the Cotswolds 200
Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 10th Sep 2022 @ 07:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 2728m | AAA: 2.75

Time to get ‘slaughtered’ in The Cotswolds! Big hills, little hills and more #wills_hills with chocolate box villages interspersed leading you to The Slaughters. You may use my name in vain.

Wells, Mells & Broader! 200
Whitchurch, City of Bristol
Sat 11th Mar 2023 @ 07:00
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Climb: 2784m | AAA: 2.75

Go broader afield for some more #wills_hills. A cathedral city, Stourhead Gardens, broad gauge transfer shed and an old rail trail are a few of the delights.

Wells, Mells & Old Rail Trail 100
Whitchurch, City of Bristol
Sat 11th Mar 2023 @ 09:00
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Climb: 1610m | AAA: 1.5

Taking in the sights south of Bristol. Expect a few #wills_hills including King Alfred’s Tower and some beautiful countryside including a lovely gradual descent on a traffic free old rail trail

Past Calendar & Permanent

Slaughtered in the Cotswolds 200
Frenchay, City of Bristol
Fri 3rd Feb 2017 @
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 2810m | AAA: 2.75

An outing into the Cotswolds; big hills, little hills and more #wills_hills with chocolate box villages interspersed leading you to The Slaughters. You may use my name in vain.

Slaughtered in the Cotswolds 200
Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire
Sat 22nd Sep 2018 @ 07:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 2810m | AAA: 2.75

Time to get ‘slaughtered’ in The Cotswolds! Big hills, little hills and more #wills_hills with chocolate box villages interspersed leading you to The Slaughters. You may use my name in vain.

Steam Express 600
Redcliffe, City of Bristol
Sat 1st Jun 2019 @ 06:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 6110m | AAA: 1.50

Part of the Brunel’s Billiard Table Series. It’ll still have some #wills_hills to keep you on your toes! A great BRM qualifier for Paris Brest Paris.

Summit 'bout Titterstone Clee 300
Easton, City of Bristol
Sat 13th Jul 2019 @ 06:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 3620m | AAA: 1.75

A fast ride with a handful of hills; one being Titterstone Clee, its trig point and radar stations.

Summit 'bout Titterstone Clee 300
Fishponds, City of Bristol
Sat 8th May 2021 @ 06:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 3620m | AAA: 1.75

A fast ride with a handful of hills; one being Titterstone Clee, its trig point and radar stations.

hAAArd Cheese 100
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 11th Sep 2021 @ 08:00
Climb: 1550m | AAA: 1.50

Enjoy the Somerset countryside with a good sprinkling of #wills_hills as you make your way past Cranmore Station before along The Mendips and down to Cheddar and Gorge, on some cheese?

Wells, Mells & Broader! 200
Whitchurch, City of Bristol
Sat 12th Feb 2022 @ 07:00
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Climb: 2784m | AAA: 2.75

Go broader afield for some more #wills_hills. A cathedral city, Stourhead Gardens, broad gauge transfer shed and an old rail trail are a few of the delights.

Wells, Mells & Old Rail Trail 100
Whitchurch, City of Bristol
Sat 12th Feb 2022 @ 09:00
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Climb: 1610m | AAA: 1.5

Taking in the sights south of Bristol. Expect a few #wills_hills including King Alfred’s Tower and some beautiful countryside including a lovely gradual descent on a traffic free old rail trail

Gravel before the Romans! 200
Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sun 8th May 2022 @ 07:00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Climb: 2708m | AAA: 2.25

Head off over the Severn Bridge into the Wye Valley and use the Tidenham Tunnel and old railway line north to Biblins. Cross back over the Severn and into The Cotswolds for some Roman Fosse Way. Easy gravel included!