August 17, 2010
Sustrans is organising an exciting new cycling challenge using the National Cycle Network, off road trails and minor roads to take you from Bristol to Cheddar and back. It’s a chance to give yourself a real challenge and explore some of the amazing, but little known, trails within a few miles of Bristol. It takes place on Saturday 11th September.
This ride celebrates the 15th anniversary of the National Cycle Network and the is first day of the Bristol Cycle Festival.
There are two routes- the 29 mile option goes to Flax Bourton and back, the longer 56 mile option extends the route out to Cheddar. Riders new to off road events and seasoned mountain bikers alike will find a route they enjoy.
The ride starts at CREATE centre and ends at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory where everyone can get together to celebrate the ride and enjoy some well deserved refreshment.
The majority of the route is on fairly gentle terrain, but Sustrans suggests that an off road bike (eg mountain bike or cyclocross bike) is ideal. Close fitting mudguards and slick tyres will not be suitable on the rocky or muddy sections, especially if there is rain. Please get in touch for advice on how to get your bike ready for the ride!
The ride will be signed and maps provided. There will be water available on the route and places to buy food. As with all off road events, riders must wear a helmet at all times.
Registration is £20. Sign up here..