This is the 2018 route. Routes for 2019 are currently being confirmed and may alter slightly.
Distance: 100km/62 miles
Elevation: ~1684m ascent, ~1684m descent
Feed stations: locations to be confirmed
The most challenging of the routes heads out of the UWE grounds using a safe pedestrian crossing and then onto a cycle track to wind its way through Bradley Stoke out into the South Gloucestershire countryside.
Following quiet roads riders will pass through some lovely villages before dropping down in to Tockington. Here the route heads towards the old Severn Crossing Bridge, across the magnificent bridge and up past Chepstow, before climbing up the West side of the Wye Valley on beautifully scenic roads, passing through the villages of Itton, Devauden and Trelleck.
The route carries on up further into the Wye Valley area reaching as far as Monmouth. It then heads back through the Valley itself heading all the way south passing through Redbrook, Brockweir and the amazing Tintern, past the Abbey ruins and back towards the bridge to return home via the route out.