Calendar Events

These calendar events are held on a specific day. They are open to all riders; decide what is right for you and challenge your limits! Unless otherwise stated they are suitable for all types of bicycle (and variants). The event details will hold any nuggets of information such as a ‘short section of byway giving you the best views of Stonehenge‘ for you to make an informed choice.

Apr 2021

Air Mail 200

Air Mail 200

Saturday 10th: 07:00 - Saturday 10th: 20:52 | iCal | webcal

Head into The Cotswolds and fly past the source of the Thames and on to Chadlington to pick up the post. Return through the Thames Water Park. Easy winter ride with one major #wills_hills!

Gary Harris Cycles, Common Mead Ln, Hambrook, Winterbourne, BS16 1QQ

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 200
Actual: 208km
Speed: 15-30kph
CLIMB: 1903m
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat

Thames Tickler 100

Thames Tickler 100

Saturday 10th: 08:00 - Saturday 10th: 17:31 | iCal | webcal

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.

Gary Harris Cycles, Common Mead Ln, Hambrook, Winterbourne, BS16 1QQ

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE:
Points: 100
Actual: 119km
Speed: 12.5-25kph
CLIMB: 917m
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat

May 2021

Summit 'bout Titterstone Clee 300

Summit 'bout Titterstone Clee 300

Saturday 8th: 06:00 - Sunday 9th: 02:52 | iCal | webcal

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

Easton, Berwick Road, Easton, BS5 6NG

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 300
Actual: 313km
Speed: 15-30kph
CLIMB: 3620m
AAA: 1.75
Bronze Grimpeur

Jun 2021

Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200

Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200

Saturday 12th: 07:00 - Saturday 12th: 21:04 | iCal | webcal

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

Warmley Waiting Room, Bristol And Bath Railway Path, Warmley, BS30 5JB

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 200
Actual: 211km
Speed: 15-30kph
CLIMB: 2189m
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat

Jul 2021

Sunseekers & Moonrakers 300

Sunseekers & Moonrakers 300

Saturday 10th: 06:00 - Sunday 11th: 02:36 | iCal | webcal

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!

Esso - Tesco [Warmley], Deanery Rd, Warmley, BS15 9JB

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 300
Actual: 318km
Speed: 14.3-30kph
CLIMB: 3633m
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat

Aug 2021

Bristol Glasgow Bristol 1600

Bristol Glasgow Bristol 1600

Wednesday 25th: 06:00 - Wednesday 1st: 22:00 | iCal | webcal

PBP 2015: touring back with ACB talking about LEL the idea of Bristol Glasgow Bristol was born.
Back home I set about its backbone. Fettling ensued, then a test ride et voilà, one Big Gert Brevet!

Easton, Berwick Road, Easton, BS5 6NG

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 1600
Actual: tbckm
Speed: tbckph
CLIMB: ~24,000m
AAA: ~24.00
Apex Grimpeur

Sep 2021

Chalke & hAAArd Cheese 200

Chalke & hAAArd Cheese 200

Saturday 11th: 07:00 - Saturday 11th: 20:32 | iCal | webcal

The wonderful Chalke Valley and Cheddar Gorge set the scene for stunning views en route, if it’s clear you can just see The Needles! This hAAArd cheese summer variant incorporates more #wills_hills and secluded country lanes.

Warmley Waiting Room, Bristol And Bath Railway Path, Warmley, BS30 5JB

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 200
Actual: 203km
Speed: 15-30kph
CLIMB: 2947m
AAA: 3.00
Silver Grimpeur

hAAArd Cheese 100

hAAArd Cheese 100

Saturday 11th: 08:00 - Saturday 11th: 16:19 | iCal | webcal

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?

Warmley Waiting Room, Bristol And Bath Railway Path, Warmley, BS30 5JB

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE:
Points: 100
Actual: 104km
Speed: 12.5-25kph
CLIMB: 1584m
AAA: 1.50
Bronze Grimpeur

Nov 2021

Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300

Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300

Friday 19th: 22:00 - Saturday 20th: 18:32 | iCal | webcal

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.

Fishponds Fish, Bristol And Bath Railway Path, nr Hockeys Ln, Fishponds, BS16

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 300
Actual: 308km
Speed: 15-30kph
CLIMB: 2295m
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat

Dec 2021

George's Delightful Abbeys & Roads 200

George's Delightful Abbeys & Roads 200

Saturday 11th: 07:00 - Saturday 11th: 20:44 | iCal | webcal

Passing three abbeys in various states, crossing the old Calne branchline and on to Gloucester crossing the Severn. Follow roads around the Forest of Dean and back across the bridge.

Gary Harris Cycles, Common Mead Ln, Hambrook, Winterbourne, BS16 1QQ

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 200
Actual: 206km
Speed: 15-30kph
CLIMB: 2500m
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat

George's Delightful Roads 160

George's Delightful Roads 160

Saturday 11th: 07:45 - Saturday 11th: 20:43 | iCal | webcal

Heading north nestled between the Severn & the Cotswolds through Gloucester to Taynton & Tibberton village hall; lunch inc cake included in the fee. Follow roads around the Forest of Dean and back across the bridge.

Gary Harris Cycles, Common Mead Ln, Hambrook, Winterbourne, BS16 1QQ

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE:
Points: 150
Actual: 162km
Speed: 12.5-25kph
CLIMB: 1697m
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat

Abbeys & Roads 100

Abbeys & Roads 100

Saturday 11th: 08:30 - Saturday 11th: 16:44 | iCal | webcal

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

Gary Harris Cycles, Common Mead Ln, Hambrook, Winterbourne, BS16 1QQ

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE:
Points: 100
Actual: 103km
Speed: 12.5-25kph
CLIMB: 1007m
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat

Double Creamed Full Fat Festives

Double Creamed Full Fat Festives

Monday 27th: 16:00 - Thursday 30th: 20:30 | iCal | webcal

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…

Easton, Berwick Road, Easton, BS5 6NG

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 1000
Actual: 1020km
Speed: 13.3-25kph
CLIMB: 8379m
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat

Full Fat Festive 500 Pint 1

Full Fat Festive 500 Pint 1

Monday 27th: 16:00 - Wednesday 29th: 03:44 | iCal | webcal

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.

Easton, Berwick Road, Easton, BS5 6NG

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 500
Actual: 511km
Speed: 14.3-25kph
CLIMB: 4930m
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat

Full Fat Festive 500 Pint 2

Full Fat Festive 500 Pint 2

Wednesday 29th: 06:00 - Thursday 30th: 17:31 | iCal | webcal

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.

Easton, Berwick Road, Easton, BS5 6NG

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 500
Actual: 508km
Speed: 14.3-30kph
CLIMB: 3486m
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat

Jan 2022

Chalke & Cheese 200

Chalke & Cheese 200

Saturday 8th: 07:00 - Saturday 8th: 20:56 | iCal | webcal

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

Warmley Waiting Room, Bristol And Bath Railway Path, Warmley, BS30 5JB

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 200
Actual: 209km
Speed: 15-30kph
CLIMB: 2450m
AAA: 0.00
Rainbow Flat

Mar 2022

Wells, Mells & Broader! 200

Wells, Mells & Broader! 200

Saturday 12th: 07:00 - Saturday 12th: 20:36 | iCal | webcal

Going 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.

Whitehall Garden Centre, Norton Ln, Whitchurch, BS14 0BT

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 200
Actual: 204km
Speed: 15-30kph
CLIMB: 2800m
AAA: 2.75
Bronze Grimpeur

Wells, Mells & Old Rail Trail 100

Wells, Mells & Old Rail Trail 100

Saturday 12th: 09:00 - Saturday 12th: 17:14 | iCal | webcal

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

Whitehall Garden Centre, Norton Ln, Whitchurch, BS14 0BT

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE:
Points: 100
Actual: 103km
Speed: 12.5-25kph
CLIMB: 1587m
AAA: 1.5
Bronze Grimpeur

Apr 2022

Bill's Easton Connection 300

Bill's Easton Connection 300

Saturday 9th: 06:00 - Sunday 10th: 02:20 | iCal | webcal

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.

Felix Road Adventure Playground, Felix Road, Easton, BS5 0JW

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 300
Actual: 306km
Speed: 15-30kph
CLIMB: 4884m
AAA: 5.00
Apex Grimpeur

Missed Connection 160

Missed Connection 160

Saturday 9th: 08:00 - Saturday 9th: 21:12 | iCal | webcal

Head to the coast… Fiddlesticks you’ve missed your connection! Head to Gold Hill in Shaftesbury before returning through Longleat Estate. #wills_hills & views, 3 different railway paths include.

Felix Road Adventure Playground, Felix Road, Easton, BS5 0JW

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE:
Points: 150
Actual: 165km
Speed: 12.5-25kph
CLIMB: 2200m
AAA: 2.00
Silver Grimpeur

May 2022

Exe Barnstaple Branch 400

Exe Barnstaple Branch 400

Saturday 7th: 06:00 - Sunday 8th: 09:04 | iCal | webcal

The inaugral Great Western Randonnées’ AAA 400. All aboard to Bishop’s Lydeard Station before traversing the northern coastline of Exmoor. Use the old Barnstaple branch-line and head home via The Blackdown Hills.

Benjamin Perry Scout Hut, Pheonix Wharf, Redcliffe, BS1 6SR

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 400
Actual: 407km
Speed: 15-30kph
CLIMB: 6698m
AAA: 6.75
Apex Grimpeur

Jun 2022

Devilishly Elegant 600

Devilishly Elegant 600

Saturday 11th: 06:00 - Sunday 12th: 00:38 | iCal | webcal

The inaugural 600 #wills_hills fest! Journeying up through England and back through Wales. It’ll test your legs and your mental fortitude but the scenery will pay dividends. Do you accept the devilishly elegant challenge?

White Hart Inn, Station Road, Iron Acton, BS37 9UG

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 600
Actual: 609km
Speed: 14.3-25kph
CLIMB: 10139m
AAA: 10.25
Apex Grimpeur

Jul 2022

A Bluestones' Throw 400

A Bluestones' Throw 400

Saturday 9th: 04:00 - Sunday 10th: 07:52 | iCal | webcal

Heading west into Wales and the birthplace of the Bluestones found at Stonehenge. Making use of old railway lines inc Hengoed Viaduct & NCN47; a mix of forest track and wind turbine service roads. Compliments Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200 the following day.

BP - Cost Cutter [Almondsbury], Gloucester Rd A38, Almondsbury, BS32 4HY

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 400
Actual: 417km
Speed: 15-30kph
CLIMB: 6687m
AAA: 6.75
Apex Grimpeur