Each ride has a more concise collection on their page; grouped by ‘event’ if appropriate: the distance variations, perms, slightly hAAArder ones, etc.
The best BCM yet
Superb. Enjoyed the route even more than my 2 previous BCM’s, particularly the ‘morning’ (for me) section around the headland to Aberdovey. Although the night section shortcut through Rhyd was one kicker of a climb I’d happily avoid next time. The run back through the lanes around Weobley was far more enjoyable than previous routes down through Llandrindod Wells, even if it was a little slower going. All the organisers and helpers were fabulous and the ACB riders in particular were very friendly. The weather wasn’t bad either 😉 thanks Will.
Great start at Warmley, with breakfast available if you want it. Nice amble to Bath and detour to miss the tunnels. Some challenging hills thrown in. Cheddar at 100m. Dry weather, but cold some floods to contend with, but overall another great WP and ACB event.
Epic in every sense
I’ve done it twice and it’s a truly epic outing. 2023 brought us -5 degree temps that barely made it above freezing all day. Put it in your Audax calendar for 2024 you won’t regret it
Never disappoints, this magical event is my favourite audax. Heading off into the winter night when most right minded people are tucking themselves into bed feels audacious. The route flows nicely and the controls are nicely spaced.
I wasn’t prepared for such a cold night but I still thoroughly enjoyed the ride, the company and scenery along the way, no doubt in large part thanks to the great organisation. I will be coming back!
So well organised. So beautiful. So cold!
This was to be my first 300km audax and my longest ride to date. Why not go all in, and ride through the coldest night of the year so far?
All the organisation ahead of the event was very clear – I knew where I needed to be and (more or less) what I was letting myself in for.
The route was excellent. While I would never go anywhere near such major A roads during the day, in the small hours of the morning these meant smooth, fast pothole-free riding down to the coast. There was plenty of time for minor roads and lanes for the route back to Bristol, which we rode largely after sunrise. The only part that I didn’t enjoy was riding alongside the beach at Bournemouth – little patches of sand lay waiting to catch out a sleep-deprived rider. Patches of ice on Dorset country lanes were another matter – hopefully not many audaxes suffer from such a severe frost!
The controls left nothing to be desired – cake, hot drinks and a few kind words of encouragement. Will and his crew clearly know what they are doing, as each control was cheerfully efficient.
Would I do it again? Oh yes. I loved the whole thing. Stunning views, stunning cold but a great experience.
Worth the blue toes
My second overnight 300km of the year was a cold one! But the freezing toes and hands were worth dealing with, we had no wind and clear skies which awarded us with beautiful moonlit vista’s, we had a barn owl flying beside us, and beach fox on the promenade, and the sunrise over looking back over Poole was epic, really enjoyed the whole event put on by Will and his team and hope to take part again!
2023 was a very cold year for the ride and biggest challenge for me alongside the tiredness but the route and stops were excellent and the daylight was enough of a boost to keep me going. Thanks so much!
The best audaxes are about people not points
This was a fantastic ride for reasons I didn’t expect. The route and scenery (as well as the moonlit night sky and the early morning sunshine) exceeded expectations. The overnight temperature was freezing, so wrapping up was very important. The really impressive thing about the event was the people: the volunteers and organisers were encouraging, positive and friendly. I arrived way too late to collect my Brevet card, and for various reasons to do with overpacing and GPS device failure, didn’t make the time cut off. But I still got around, and, as Will pointed out as he was locking the gate at the finish just as I arrived, completing these distances is an achievement in itself. And there’s always next year!
The ups and downs extreme audaxing
I had an amazing time suffering with type 2 fun, traveling the whole length of this ride.
Not for the faint-hearted, this ride is very hard in every way possible.
It’s a masterpiece in audax form.
Will has done a brilliant job creating the most challenging and spectacular ride, that takes in some of the hardest roads within the 3 countries that we traveled through.
If you like a challenge and 600km is not enough, take a look and consider it as your next big challenge.