Wells, Mells & Old Rail Trail 100

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

Whitchurch, City of Bristol | Sat 11th Mar 2023 @ 09:00

BRIEF:

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

WHEN: +iCal
Sat 11th March 2023
09:00 - 19:30
WHERE:
Whitehall Garden Centre
Norton Ln
Whitchurch, BS14 0BT
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Validation:
BP
Award Distance:
100
Total Distance:
105km
Speeds:
10-25kph
AAA: 1.5
Bronze Grimpeur
Climb:
1610m
Duration:
10h30
Entry closes:
09/03/23
Entry:
£7.00
Route:

Route notes and a variety of navigation files will be available usually the Monday before the event. 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.

Event Information

description:

Heading out past Chew Valley Lake and over The Mendips to the cathedral city of Wells you can grab a quick coffee or more from the market. Continuing on round the Bishop’s Palace you make your way through Bruton to tackle the climb upto King Alfred’s Tower. The return leg includes a castle, Mells then the Colliers Way, the old rail trail, into the old mining town of Radstock all with a few more #wills_hills before arriving back at Whitehall Garden Centre.

Unfortunately due to the ongoing circumstances the pub stop at Kilmington is looking doubtful. There are various cafes, shops and pubs on the return route that can be used.

details:

Parking at Whitehall Garden Centre. Toilets & outdoor cafe available in the morning. Easily located by car from A37 or bike from Bristol Centre via the Whitchurch Way.

My write up of mine & R’s helpers ride 2020
Type & Validation
  • The route is advisory - you just have to visit the controls and gain proof of passage within time limits where specified; there may be parts that you'd like to take a different route and that is entirely up to you; the time limits for the controls don't change!
  • Validation: Instant - you get to take your validated brevet card home straight away at the end of the event.