A relaxed yet stunning tour around the Somerset levels, this fun ride is about taking your time, enjoying the views, and just getting in some early season miles.

Now in its Seventh year and again all routes ride the CHEDDAR GORGE CLIMB.

For 2023 the event is one day and strictly limited to 750 riders come join us and the other cyclists to enjoy a nice day in the saddle.

Starting and finishing at The Bath and West showground all the routes have limited climbs (Apart from the obvious) to keep the ride an interesting mix of flat sections, stunning beauty, and off course the bit you want to ride CHEDDAR GORGE.

Strictly limited to 750 riders.

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EVENT CENTRE LOCATION:

The Bath and West showground

Shepton Mallet

BA4 6QN

WHAT THREE WORDS PARKING LOCATION:

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EVENT CENTRE INCLUDES:

The event centre will include

  • Free parking (Parking is next to the event centre and registration)
  • Toilets (Real Toilets)
  • Hot and Cold drinks and small snacks (Fee payable)

Please bring some change, we are not sure about the mobile networks for card payments.

ROUTES AVAILABLE:

Long route 163 km or 100 Miles

 

Medium route 100 km or 64 Miles

GPX and GPS LINKS:

You can download from the following links.

RIDE WITH GPS

STRAVA

The strava links will only be available two weeks before an event.

HOW TO ADD ROUTES TO A DEVICE LINKS:

RIDE WITH GPS

GARMIN

KOMOOT

ALL ROUTES MAP LINK:

You can view a full map of all the routes by following this link.

FULL ROUTE MAP

Although the routes are comprehensively marked with route arrows on occasion people move these signs, we suggest downloading the route to a phone or navigation device just in case you need route assistance on the day.

ROUTES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

WE ARE CONSTANTLY CHECKING THE ROUTES TO IMPROVE YOUR RIDING EXPERIENCE.

COURSE SPLITS / CUT OFFS:

For the safety of riders and the sanity of event staff we must use cut offs, if you start your ride at the appropriate time and can ride at approx. 12 mph you will make the course split point.

On this event the cut off is at 92 km at 1300, you must be at the 92 km point by 1300 to continue the long route.

If not, you will be directed to the medium course, this affects the long route only.

RIDERS ON BOTH ROUTES MUST RETURN TO THE EVENT VENUE BY 1630

FEED STATIONS:

We try to have a varied mixed at the feed stations, these will include: –

  • Energy drink
  • Water (V)
  • Bananas (V)
  • Flap jack
  • Crisps
  • Nut bars
  • Chocolate crepes
  • Cake
  • Jelly beans or Jelly babies
  • Tea and Coffee is also available

FEED STATION LOCATIONS:

Kingsbury Episcopi Community Centre, Shop and Cafe, 46km Long route only

Charlton’s Community Centre, 75km Long route51km Medium route.

Wedmore Village Hall 124km Long route91km Medium route35km Short Route

Plus a few other things that we source as they become available.

Please note we do not supply gels and we cannot guarantee the products do not contain nuts, gluten, or wheat.

If you have specific food tolerances you will need to carry your own supplies.

SPECIFIC EVENT INFORMATION:

Parking will open at 0700

Registration will be from 0730 – 0845

You can start from 0730 – 0900

The START will close at 0900 you will not be able to start after this time.

There will be a small safety brief on the start line just before the event begins, if you miss the briefing, you will not be able to compete.

EACH RIDER WILL RECIEVE:

  • A fantastic finisher medal.
  • Entry goodies (Distance specific).
  • Timed results. (Chip timing)
  • Safe bag drop.
  • Aid stations.
  • First aid in the event centre and throughout the event course.
  • Post-race refreshments (Available to purchase).
 

ALL OF OUR SPORTIVES FEATURE:

  • Facilities and parking
  • On course support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • 3rd party rider public liability insurance
  • Aid stations
  • Online results
  • On site catering (Available to purchase)
  • Pick up wagons

MORE INFORMATION:

Whether you are setting yourself a fitness target, raising money for your good cause or just coming to join the hundreds of other riders who are riding for their own goals, you know you can also ride just for fun.

(The event is limited of 750 riders over all the distances).

AFTER ENTERING:

On entering the event you will receive a booking confirmation email.

(USE A GENUINE EMAIL ADDRESS)

If you do not receive it, please check your Spam/Junk folder.

Further event details will be sent to your registered email address before the event.

Event updates will arrive approx. 2 weeks before an event, but everything you need to know is contained within these event pages.

Transfers, deferrals, and entrant swaps will close 1 month before the event, when the event sells out, we will operate a waiting list.

If a space becomes available, you will be invited via email to enter.

GENERAL INFORMATION

TRAINING:

Kudo coach is an app that builds you a flexible, personalised training plan that makes optimum use of your time to get you to the start line in the best shape possible.

Power and Heart rate based indoor and outdoor workouts.

Regular training advice and guidance backed with elite coaching experience.

Ride anywhere – Kudo coach will sync your ride data with all other cycling platforms.

https://www.kudo.coach

FANCY HELPING AT AN EVENT:

We always welcome volunteers at our events so if you fancy joining the team for the day or even a few hours at registration or with parking, please get in touch. You will be rewarded for your efforts and will be able to choose an event to enter for free, that is any event and any distance.

If you would like more information, please email info@beyondevents.org.uk and someone will be in touch.

You do not need to help at a Sportive, if you help at any of our events, running, cycling, triathlons you can enter multiple events for free. (Dependent on time given).

HAVE A LOOK AT OUR OTHER EVENTS

WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY DISTANCE AND ABILITY.

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