A classic 99km Somerset gravel sportive with a whole lot of variety including the fast flat Somerset levels, the punchy Mendips and a 9km section on the beach. The perfect escape from the city and a chance to see a different side of this beautiful county.
DISTANCE: 99KM | ELEVATION: 990M
RIDE DIFFICULTY 3/5
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 2/5
PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 50%
Bike & Tyre Choice: The route has lots of sections on quiet back lanes along with mixed terrain off road sections. We recommend a gravel bike to be able to ride comfortably both on & off road but a MTB will be fine.
– A stunning varied route with quite lanes, bridleways, gravel paths & beaches
– Finish with the climb of Cheddar Gorge
– Grab an ice cream on the beach
– Social drink at the finish village
Wells: 99km, 990m
Starting in Wells, we head up to Glastonbury past the famous Tor before a quick section on the Levels to the long beach at Burnham. After a 9km stretch on the hard-packed sand, we roll back over the Mendips including the climb over Cheddar Gorge before a fast descent home.
PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: 3/5
NEW TO GRAVEL RIDING?
Rent a Pearson Off Grid bike (£49)
Available in all sizes
Mechanics on hand for bike fitting
Pre ride briefing
Packing List emailed when you book
GPX sent to you a week before the ride with a full route description & packing list.
We have feed stops approx every 30kms with fruit, cakes, coke, water, hydration tabs & tasty ride nutrition from the experts at Outdoor Provisions.
FULLY MARKED ROUTE & TIMING CHIPS
Focus just the stunning views & thrilling ride. The route is marked out all the way & you can check your time for the route at the end.
RACE VILLAGE AT THE FINISH
After an epic ride, grab a pint, coffee or cake at the end. Free parking for the day, toilets & bike wash also included in your entry.
BIKE RENTAL & MECHANICS AVAILABLE
New to gravel riding? Hire a Pearson Off Grid gravel bike for the day. We also have mechanics on site to support with any issues before & during the ride
Wells, UK, BA5
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