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.

Dec 2020

Full Fat Festive 500 Pint 2

Thursday 3rd: 06:00 - Tuesday 5th: 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

Full Fat Festive 500 Pint 1

Thursday 3rd: 16:00 - Tuesday 5th: 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

Jan 2021

Chalke & Cheese 200

Saturday 9th: 07:00 - 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

Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300

Friday 29th: 22:00 - Saturday 30th: 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

Feb 2021

Wells, Mells & Broader! 200

Sunday 14th: 07:00 - 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

Wells, Mells & Old Rail Trail 100

Sunday 14th: 09:00 - 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

Mar 2021

Summit 'bout Titterstone Clee 300

Saturday 13th: 06:00 - Sunday 14th: 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

Apr 2021

Bill's Easton Connection 300

Saturday 10th: 06:00 - Sunday 11th: 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

Saturday 10th: 08:00 - 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 2021

Exe Barnstaple Branch 400

Saturday 8th: 06:00 - Sunday 9th: 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 Winsham Jubilee Hall

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

Down & Black 200

Saturday 8th: 07:00 - 20:44 | iCal | webcal

An inaugral Great Western Randonnées’ AAA 200. All aboard to Bishop’s Lydeard Station over The Mendips & Quantocks. Head south into The Black Down Hills to Winsham Jubilee Hall before home with The Mendips once more.

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

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 200
Actual: 206km
Speed: 15-30kph
CLIMB: 2900m
AAA: 3.00
Silver Grimpeur

Jun 2021

Devilishly Elegant 600

Saturday 12th: 06:00 - Sunday 13th: 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

Slaughtered in the Cotswolds 200

Sunday 13th: 07:00 - 20:24 | iCal | webcal

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.

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

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 200
Actual: 201km
Speed: 15-30kph
CLIMB: 2810m
AAA: 2.75
Bronze Grimpeur

Granny's Cotswolds Telegram 160

Sunday 13th: 07:45 - 20:52 | iCal | webcal

Remember your granny, you are going to need it! An outing into the Cotswolds; big hills, little hills and more #wills_hills with chocolate box villages interspersed. You may use my name in vain.

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

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE:
Points: 150
Actual: 165km
Speed: 12.5-25kph
CLIMB: 2202m
AAA: 2.25
Silver Grimpeur

Jul 2021

A Bluestones' Throw 400

Saturday 10th: 04:00 - Sunday 11th: 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

Plains, Trains no more Automobiles

Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200

Sunday 11th: 08:00 - 22:04 | 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

Aug 2021

Bristol Glasgow Bristol 1600

Thursday 26th: 00:00 - Tuesday 31st: 17:05 | iCal | webcal

During PBP 2015 whilst touring back with ACB I got chatting about LEL and thought ‘we need a west version; Bristol Glasgow Bristol, with hills!’ Back home I brewed coffee and wedged myself under the stairs. That afternoon the backbone was there. Fettling ensued and a test ride et voilà, one Big Gert Brevet!

Easton, Berwick Road, Easton, BS5 6NG

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE:
Points: 1600
Actual: 1645km
Speed: 12-20kph
CLIMB: 23965m
AAA: 24.00
Apex Grimpeur

Sep 2021

Chalke & hAAArd Cheese 200

Saturday 11th: 07:00 - 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

Saturday 11th: 08:00 - 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