Wells, Mells & Old Rail Trail 100

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:
14/02/2021
09:00 - 17:14
WHERE:
Whitehall Garden Centre
Whitchurch, BS14 0BT
Event review summary:
4.9
4.9 rating
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)
Excellent88%
Very good12%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%
Route:

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Type:
BP
Points Distance:
100
Total Distance:
103km
Speeds:
12.5-25kph
AAA: 1.5
Bronze Grimpeur
Climb:
1600m
Time:
8h14
Entry closes:
04/03/20
Entry (min):
£6.50

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 before the chance for some pub grub. 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.

details:

Parking at Whitehall Garden Centre. Toilets & cafe available in the morning, cafe all afternoon with sandwiches (maybe more) and drinks from 17:00. 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

What others think.

Great tough days riding

5.0 rating
10th March 2020

This was a great ride and brilliantly organised thanks to Will and his team… there is a sting in the tail after Radstock with some challenging ascents…

Simon

Cracking ride

5.0 rating
8th March 2020

Great day out, I think Will must have found every 20%+ climb in Somerset and Dorset. Well chuffed to get up them all, good controls & scoff. Special thanks to the “Oldies” at Yeovil working their socks off to feed us all.

Jim

Response from Pedalution

Trust me Jim, there are more! 😉

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