Now in its seventh year this popular sportive takes you through the picturesque Somerset countryside with the optional challenge of the awesome Mendip Hills and famous Cheddar Gorge.
The 100-kilometre route has some short but challenging climbs taking you across the historic Somerset Levels to Glastonbury, as far south as Somerton, through High Ham, and back across the levels in a final loop taking in the outstandingly beautiful villages nestled below Crook Peak before heading back to Cheddar.
The 160-kilometre takes in the same first 100-kilometre loop with a split when back at Cheddar taking you east for a series of three climbs.
This year we are climbing Cheddar Gorge, through to Priddy for a well deserved feed stop. Descending into Wells takes us to the second climb up to Penhill mast, before heading back up over the Mendips just south of the Chew Valley Lakes to Blagdon for the third climb Burrington Coombe. Finally we descend Shipham Hill taking us back into Cheddar for the finish.
Our sportive keeps riders coming back and is our personal showcase of the area. There seems to be a growing trend of sportives becoming how long, high or hard you can make the route – but that’s not what this ride is about. We put on a ride that everyone can enjoy, while still providing a challenge to those that want it. We have a limited number of entries and sell out every year proving that this tried and tested route is well worth getting out of bed early for.