Rainbow Flat

It is flat, but it isn't, it's Rainbow Flat...

Expect a few hills at some point, but there aren't enough for any AAA points. [Official Audax Club Bristol nomenclature]

Events:

Upcoming Calendar

Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 9th Jul 2022 @ 07:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 2189m | AAA: 0.00

Salisbury Plain, steam trains, & neolithic Avebury, Woodhenge & Stonehenge; approach on the byway with the best views and leave on the old closed main road. A rolling route with a few #wills_hills at the end for good measure!

Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300
Easton, City of Bristol
Fri 11th Nov 2022 @ 22:00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Climb: 2295m | AAA: 0.00

Moonrakers become Sunseekers! Ride through the night under a full moon to the coast. Return via a few Dorset hills passing Glastonbury Tor, use the Strawberry Line to Bristol.

Levels, Lumps & Lions 200
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Sat 10th Dec 2022 @ 07:00
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Climb: 2060m | AAA: 0.00

An easy winter ride with just a few #wills_hills. Cross the Somerset Levels and into Dorset. Back through Longleat and finish through the 2Tunnels & along Bristol & Bath Railway Paths.

The Wookies & Chewie 100
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Sat 10th Dec 2022 @ 07:30
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Climb: 1190m | AAA: 0.00

An easy winter ride with just a few #wills_hills. Onto the Somerset Levels, pass through Wookey & Wookey Hole before climbing over The Mendips to Chew Lake & Magna. Finish on the Whitchurch Way Railway Path into Bristol.

Chalke & Cheese 200
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 14th Jan 2023 @ 07:00
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Climb: 2450m | AAA: 0.00

Day and night, fast and slow! Beautiful valleys including the Chalke with the odd hill thrown in; plus Cheddar Gorge, maybe in the dark with its looming walls. Stunning views en route, you may just see The Needles…

Air Mail 200
Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 11th Feb 2023 @ 07:00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Climb: 1903m | AAA: 0.00

Head into The Cotswolds and fly along the its border with the Thames Plain to Chadlington & pick up the post. Return through the Thames Water Park. Easy ride with one major #wills_hills!

Thames Tickler 120
Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 11th Feb 2023 @ 08:00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Climb: 917m | AAA: 0.00

Head into The Cotswolds to Tickle the Thames in the Thames Water Park and lunch. Only one #wills_hills!

Past Calendar & Permanent

Chalke & Cheese 200
Warmley, South Gloucestershire
Thu 2nd Feb 2017 @
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Climb: 2450m | AAA: 0.00

Day and night? Fast and slow! Beautiful valleys with the odd hill thrown in including Cheddar Gorge, maybe in the dark with its looming walls. Stunning views en route, if it’s clear you can just see The Needles!

Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200
Warmley, South Gloucestershire
Thu 2nd Feb 2017 @
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 2194m | AAA: 0.00

Salisbury Plain, steam trains, & neolithic Avebury, Woodhenge & Stonehenge. A few #wills_hills at the end for good measure!

Paddington Express 400
Lawrence Hill, City of Bristol
Sat 18th May 2019 @ 15:00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Climb: 2955m | AAA: 0.00

Part of the Brunel’s Billiard Table Series and great qualifier for Paris Brest Paris. With a late start to mimic PBP and get you used to riding through the first night you’ll get to Paddington in the early hours.

Moon Night Sonata #1 100
Shortwood, City of Bristol
Mon 11th Nov 2019 @ 19:00
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Climb: 1052m | AAA: 0.00

Monday, named after the Moon. Night ride around the full moon. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata comes in three parts with different forms; adigio, allegretto, presto! Expect the same with the route; pace vs terrain.

Moon Night Sonata #2 100
Spike Island, City of Bristol
Mon 9th Mar 2020 @ 19:00
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Climb: 1144m | AAA: 0.00

Monday, named after the Moon. Night ride around the full moon. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata comes in three parts with different forms; adigio, allegretto, presto! Expect the same with the route; pace vs terrain.

Moon Night Sonata #3 100
Shortwood, City of Bristol
Mon 6th Apr 2020 @ 19:00
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Climb: 862m | AAA: 0.00

Monday, named after the Moon. Night ride around the full moon. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata comes in three parts with different forms; adigio, allegretto, presto! Expect the same with the route; pace vs terrain.

Moon Night Sonata #4 100
Almondsbury, England
Mon 4th May 2020 @ 19:00
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Climb: 1220m | AAA: 0.00

Monday, named after the Moon. Night ride around the full moon. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata comes in three parts with different forms; adigio, allegretto, presto! Expect the same with the route; pace vs terrain.

Moon Night Sonata #5 100
Spike Island, City of Bristol
Mon 8th Jun 2020 @ 19:00
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Climb: 1467m | AAA: 0.00

Monday, named after the Moon. Night ride around the full moon. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata comes in three parts with different forms; adigio, allegretto, presto! Expect the same with the route; pace vs terrain.

Air Mail 200
Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 10th Apr 2021 @ 07:00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Climb: 1903m | AAA: 0.00

Head into The Cotswolds and fly along country lanes on this BST version to Chadlington to pick up the post. Return through the Thames Water Park. Easy ride with one major #wills_hills!

Thames Tickler 120
Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 10th Apr 2021 @ 08:00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Climb: 917m | AAA: 0.00

Head into The Cotswolds to Tickle the Thames in the Thames Water Park and lunch. Easy BST version with only one #wills_hills and more lanes.

End of the Lines 130
Fishponds, City of Bristol
Sat 8th May 2021 @ 08:00
Rated 4.5 out of 5
Climb: 1379m | AAA: 0.00

End of the Lines visits four defunct local terminus towns; Calne, Malmesbury, Tetbury and Thornbury. Use some old railways, pass an old engine shed, eat cake at a goods shed, roll across the Cotswolds and into the Severn Valley.

Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 12th Jun 2021 @ 07:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 2189m | AAA: 0.00

Salisbury Plain, steam trains, & neolithic Avebury, Woodhenge & Stonehenge. A few #wills_hills at the end for good measure! NEW route for a quieter finish.

Sherston Shuffle 75
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 12th Jun 2021 @ 09:00
Climb: 787m | AAA: 0.00

Shuffle your way to Sherston and the Court Yard Cafe on the Cotswolds. One big #wills_hills to climb, one big descent.

Sunseekers & Moonrakers 300
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 10th Jul 2021 @ 06:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 3633m | AAA: 0.00

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!

A Mere Century 160
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 10th Jul 2021 @ 08:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 23:59m | AAA: 0.00

Head to Radstock and use The Colliers Way making your way through Mere to Shaftesbury & Zig-Zag Hill. Pass through Tisbury to the Wylye Valley and back to Bristol using The 2Tunnels.

I Rode the Road to Rode 80
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 10th Jul 2021 @ 09:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 1033m | AAA: 0.00

Head to Radstock and use The Colliers Way to Nunney. Cut through Frome and across to Rode. Then back to Bristol using The 2Tunnels.

Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 2021
Easton, City of Bristol
Fri 19th Nov 2021 @ 22:00
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Climb: 2295m | AAA: 0.00

Moonrakers become Sunseekers! Ride through the night under a full moon to the coast. Return via a few Dorset hills passing Glastonbury Tor, use the Strawberry Line to Bristol.

George's Delightful Abbeys & Roads 200
Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 11th Dec 2021 @ 07:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 2500m | AAA: 0.00

Pass three abbeys in various states, crossing the old Calne branchline and pass through Gloucester to Taynton. Follow roads around the Forest of Dean before up George’s Delight then back across the Severn Bridge.

George's Delightful Roads 160
Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 11th Dec 2021 @ 07:45
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 1697m | AAA: 0.00

Head north from Bristol nestled between the Severn & the Cotswolds through Gloucester to Taynton. Follow roads around the Forest of Dean before up George’s Delight then back across the Severn Bridge.

Abbeys & Roads 100
Hambrook [nr Frenchay], City of Bristol
Sat 11th Dec 2021 @ 08:30
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 1007m | AAA: 0.00

Heading east you make your way to Lacock Bakery & Abbey. Turn north passing the site of Stanley Abbey & the old Calne branchline before Malmesbury Abbey. Follow some minor roads back to Bristol across The Cotswolds.

Double Creamed 1000
Easton, City of Bristol
Mon 27th Dec 2021 @ 16:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 8379m | AAA: 0.00

The Festive 500 challenge came about after Rapha’s Graeme Raeburn’s double creamed 1000km over the festive period. He decided 500km was enough for the challenge, the extra 500 being pointless; well in Audax that isn’t quite true…

Full Fat Festive 500 Pint 1
Easton, City of Bristol
Mon 27th Dec 2021 @ 16:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 4930m | AAA: 0.00

Work that Xmas fat off & complete the Festive 500 in 1 (pint)! Be prepared for anything; from freezing cold to winter sun & blue skies to hurricane winds & rain.

Full Fat Festive 500 Pint 2
Easton, City of Bristol
Wed 29th Dec 2021 @ 06:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 3450m | AAA: 0.00

Work that Xmas fat off & complete the Festive 500 in one! Be prepared for anything; from freezing cold to winter sun & blue skies to hurricane winds & rain.

Chalke & Cheese 200
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 15th Jan 2022 @ 07:00
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Climb: 2450m | AAA: 0.00

Day and night, fast and slow! Beautiful valleys including the Chalke with the odd hill thrown in; plus Cheddar Gorge, maybe in the dark with its looming walls. Stunning views en route, you may just see The Needles…

Sunseekers & Moonrakers 300
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 11th Jun 2022 @ 06:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 3594m | AAA: 0.00

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!

A Mere Century 160
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 11th Jun 2022 @ 08:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 2103m | AAA: 0.00

Head to Radstock and use The Colliers Way making your way through Mere to Shaftesbury & Zig-Zag Hill. Pass through Tisbury to the Wylye Valley and back to Bristol using The 2Tunnels.

I Rode the Road to Rode 80
Warmley, City of Bristol
Sat 11th Jun 2022 @ 09:00
Rated 5 out of 5
Climb: 1033m | AAA: 0.00

Head to Radstock and use The Colliers Way to Nunney. Cut through Frome and across to Rode. Then back to Bristol using The 2Tunnels.