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2017 Evans Cycles Bristol Road Sportive

Evans Cycles Bristol Road Sportive

February 05 2017
Bristol, South West, UK

Join us for a challenging winter sportive that heads south from Bristol taking in the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels.

Starting from Hengrove Park there's a brief chance to warm up the legs before the first climb of the day and a taste of what lies ahead.

There's no easy flat route south of Bristol and we've chosen Dundry Hill as our escape path from the city. It's a tough climb but looking on the positive side a great way to warm up on a cool day and there's a fun fast descent down the other side. From Dundry we skirt the edge of the Mendip Hills before heading up into them via our second big climb of the day up Burrington Coombe. Continuing through the Mendips and in a break with sportive tradition the route goes down Cheddar Gorge rather than up it and then onto the Somerset levels for some contasting flatter terrain.

After our trip across the Somerset levels there's a final challenge waiting with another tough climb from Wells and back into the Mendips via Old Bristol Road before heading back to the finish.

2017 Evans Cycles Bristol Road Sportive

Routes: 13, 32, 51, 71 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
What's Included?

• Choice of ride distances to suit all abilities
• Fully way-marked routes
• Well stocked High5 feed stations
• Mechanical Support
• GPX files published pre-event
• Rider times published post-event
• A great opportunity to meet fellow like-minded riders

Support for Participants
Route Signposted
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Feed / Aid Stations
Start Address: Hengrove Park Leisure Centre Hengrove Promenade Bristol BS14 0DE
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