Chalke & hAAArd Cheese


203km cycling event starting from Warmley, Bristol. Controls at Broad Chalke, Cranmore, Cheddar and Hollybush Inn, Bridgeyate., plus 3 information controls.

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 summer variant incorporates more #wills_hills and secluded country lanes.

Interactive map available through corresponding event in web link. ============================================================= Qualifying event for the GWR AAA SR series; cloth badge for all completing this AUK season: ============================================================= Similar to the popular winter Chalke & Cheese 210km you head out from Warmley Station along the Bristol to Bath Railway Path, now get ready as the similarity fades quick. Vaulting over valleys to Frome, then more ups through chalk downs with glimpses of Fovant's Badges to the Chalke Valley, named after a small tributary to the River Ebble emerging at Broad Chalke. After the control you turn back on yourself before continuing up the valley as the winter version did to Shaftesbury first climbing onto Charlton Down, the northern edge of Cranborne Chase; here you may see on the horizon The Needles if a clear day. Leaving the hilltop town behind the Mere thought of #wills_hills may dwindle, briefly, before passing East Somerset Railway, stopping at Cranmore Memorial Hall for CAKE! Continuing up and atop The Mendips before descending to Cheddar for some cheese then, you guessed it, ascending its mighty Gorge for the final hint of the winter route as you traverse The Mendips to the Chew Valley and on to the Arrivée. The start is easily accessible from Bristol on bike via the Railway Path. There is a small free car park with height barrier. All being good Warmley Waiting Room will be open early especially. Public toilets should be open from 06:30. The finish will be about a mile away at The Hollybush Inn serving food all afternoon for cyclists. ADD MY EMAIL TO YOUR ADDRESSBOOK

Event Date and Location

200 km (203 km) in 13h32
07:00 to finish by 20:32
Starting from:
Warmley, Bristol
Closing Date:
Wed 16 Sep 2020
Please Note:
This is an updated event - the date has changed

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

15-30 km/h
Audax Club Bristol
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Will Pomeroy

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Chalke & hAAArd Cheese

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