Past Events

Those that have been and gone; left out in the cold hibernating until their next calendar event excursion.
In order of last appearance.

Past Events 1

Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200

2022 Sat 9th Jul
07:00 - 20:44

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!

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 206km
CLIMB: 2153m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 3

Sunseekers & Moonrakers 300

2022 Sat 11th Jun
06:00 - Sun 12th 02:00

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!

TYPE: BRM
DISTANCE: 310km
CLIMB: 3594m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 5

A Mere Century 160

2022 Sat 11th Jun
08:00 - 21:07

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.

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 164km
CLIMB: 2103m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 7

I Rode the Road to Rode 80

2022 Sat 11th Jun
09:00 - 18:36

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

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 80km
CLIMB: 1033m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 9

Bristol Glasgow Bristol 1600

2022 Sun 29th May
04:00 - Sun 5th 06:25

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!

TYPE: RM
DISTANCE: 1639km
CLIMB: 26288m
AAA: 26.25

Past Events 11

Big Gert Brevet 1600

2022 Sun 22nd May
06:00 - Sat 4th 21:48

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!

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 1639km
CLIMB: 26288m
AAA: 26.25

Past Events 13

Gravel before the Romans! 200

2022 Sun 8th May
07:00 - 21:46

Head off over the Severn Bridge into the Wye Valley and use the Tidenham Tunnel and old railway line north to Biblins. Cross back over the Severn and into The Cotswolds for some Roman Fosse Way. Easy gravel included!

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 211km
CLIMB: 2708m
AAA: 2.25

Past Events 15

Wye Gravel? 120

2022 Sun 8th May
07:30 - 22:45

Head off over the Severn Bridge into the Wye Valley and use the Tidenham Tunnel, the old railway line & bridleways north to Biblins. Back down the valley scaling its sides for forest tracks. Gravel included!

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 122km
CLIMB: 2019m
AAA: 2.00

Past Events 17

Devilishly Elegant 600

2022 Sat 7th May
04:00 - Sun 8th 22:34

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?

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 608km
CLIMB: 10263m
AAA: 10.25

Past Events 19

Down & Black 200

2022 Sat 9th Apr
07:00 - 20:44

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 over The Mendips once more.

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 206km
CLIMB: 2900m
AAA: 3.00

Past Events 21

Exe Barnstaple Branch 400

2022 Sat 9th Apr
04:00 - Sun 10th 08:25

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.

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 407km
CLIMB: 6698m
AAA: 6.75

Past Events 23

Bill’s Easton Connection 300

2022 Sat 12th Mar
06:00 - Sun 13th 02:24

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.

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 306km
CLIMB: 4950m
AAA: 5.00

Past Events 25

Missed Connection 160

2022 Sat 12th Mar
08:00 - 21:12

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.

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 165km
CLIMB: 2200m
AAA: 2.00

Past Events 27

Wells, Mells & Broader! 200

2022 Sat 12th Feb
07:00 - 20:28

Go 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.

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 202km
CLIMB: 2784m
AAA: 2.75

Past Events 29

Wells, Mells & Old Rail Trail 100

2022 Sat 12th Feb
09:00 - 17:24

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

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 105km
CLIMB: 1610m
AAA: 1.5

Past Events 31

Chalke & Cheese 200

2022 Sat 15th Jan
07:00 - 20:56

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…

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 209km
CLIMB: 2450m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 33

Full Fat Festive 500 Pint 2

2021 Wed 29th Dec
06:00 - Thu 30th 17:31

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.

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 508km
CLIMB: 3450m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 35

Double Creamed 1000

2021 Mon 27th Dec
16:00 - Thu 30th 20:30

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…

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 1020km
CLIMB: 8379m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 37

Full Fat Festive 500 Pint 1

2021 Mon 27th Dec
16:00 - Wed 29th 03:44

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.

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 511km
CLIMB: 4930m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 39

George’s Delightful Abbeys & Roads 200

2021 Sat 11th Dec
07:00 - 20:44

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.

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 206km
CLIMB: 2500m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 41

George’s Delightful Roads 160

2021 Sat 11th Dec
07:45 - 20:43

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.

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 162km
CLIMB: 1697m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 43

Abbeys & Roads 100

2021 Sat 11th Dec
08:30 - 16:44

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.

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 103km
CLIMB: 1007m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 45

Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 2021

2021 Fri 19th Nov
22:00 - Sat 20th 18:32

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.

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 308km
CLIMB: 2295m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 47

Chalke & hAAArd Cheese 200

2021 Sat 11th Sep
07:00 - 20:32

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.

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 203km
CLIMB: 2947m
AAA: 3.00

Past Events 49

hAAArd Cheese 100

2021 Sat 11th Sep
08:00 - 16:19

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?

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 106km
CLIMB: 1550m
AAA: 1.50

Past Events 51

Bristol Glasgow Bristol 1600 2021

2021 Sun 22nd Aug
05:00 - Sun 29th 00:30

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!

TYPE: RM
DISTANCE: 1635km
CLIMB: 25243m
AAA: 25.25

Past Events 53

Big Gert Brevet 1600 2021

2021 Sat 21st Aug
10:00 - Mon 30th 22:00

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!

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 1635km
CLIMB: 25243m
AAA: 25.25

Past Events 55

Sunseekers & Moonrakers 300

2021 Sat 10th Jul
06:00 - Sun 11th 02:36

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!

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 310km
CLIMB: 3633m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 57

I Rode the Road to Rode 80

2021 Sat 10th Jul
09:00 - 17:00

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

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 80km
CLIMB: 1033m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 59

A Mere Century 160

2021 Sat 10th Jul
08:00 - 21:07

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.

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 164km
CLIMB: 23:59m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 61

Plains, Trains & no more Automobiles 200

2021 Sat 12th Jun
07:00 - 21:04

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

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 211km
CLIMB: 2189m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 63

Sherston Shuffle 75

2021 Sat 12th Jun
09:00 - 16:30

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

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 77km
CLIMB: 787m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 65

Summit ’bout Titterstone Clee 300

2021 Sat 8th May
06:00 - Sun 9th 02:52

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

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 313km
CLIMB: 3620m
AAA: 1.75

Past Events 67

End of the Lines 130

2021 Sat 8th May
08:00 - 18:48

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.

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 135km
CLIMB: 1379m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 69

Air Mail 200

2021 Sat 10th Apr
07:00 - 20:52

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!

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 208km
CLIMB: 1903m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 71

Thames Tickler 120

2021 Sat 10th Apr
08:00 - 17:31

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.

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 119km
CLIMB: 917m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 73

Moon Night Sonata #5 100

2020 Mon 8th Jun
19:00 - Tue 9th 02:00

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.

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 105km
CLIMB: 1467m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 73

Moon Night Sonata #4 100

2020 Mon 4th May
19:00 - Tue 5th 01:52

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.

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 103km
CLIMB: 1220m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 73

Moon Night Sonata #3 100

2020 Mon 6th Apr
19:00 - Tue 7th 01:48

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.

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 102km
CLIMB: 862m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 73

Moon Night Sonata #2 100

2020 Mon 9th Mar
19:00 - Tue 10th 01:52

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.

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 103km
CLIMB: 1144m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 73

Moon Night Sonata #1 100

2019 Mon 11th Nov
19:00 - Tue 12th 02:00

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.

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 105km
CLIMB: 1052m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 83

The Giant’s Tooth 500

2019 Fri 30th Aug
21:00 - Sun 1st 08:50

Head to the Welsh coast & Llangrannog; home of the Bica the Giant’s tooth! Fast valleys, remote Welsh mountains, old mining towns; it’s all there! Descend the Devil’s Staircase and climb his Elbow #wills_hills galore!

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 512km
CLIMB: 8133m
AAA: 8.25

Past Events 65

Summit ’bout Titterstone Clee 300

2019 Sat 13th Jul
06:00 - Sun 14th 02:52

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

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 313km
CLIMB: 3620m
AAA: 1.75

Past Events 87

Steam Express 600

2019 Sat 1st Jun
06:00 - Sun 2nd 22:00

Part of the Brunel’s Billiard Table Series. It’ll still have some #wills_hills to keep you on your toes! A great BRM qualifier for Paris Brest Paris.

TYPE: BRM
DISTANCE: 610km
CLIMB: 6110m
AAA: 1.50

Past Events 89

Paddington Express 400

2019 Sat 18th May
15:00 - Sun 19th 18:00

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.

TYPE: BRM
DISTANCE: 407km
CLIMB: 2955m
AAA: 0.00

Past Events 91

Slaughtered in the Cotswolds 200

2018 Sat 22nd Sep
07:00 - 20:24

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.

TYPE: BR
DISTANCE: 201km
CLIMB: 2810m
AAA: 2.75

Past Events 93

Granny’s Cotswolds Telegram 160

2018 Sat 22nd Sep
07:45 - 20:52

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.

TYPE: BP
DISTANCE: 165km
CLIMB: 2202m
AAA: 2.25