Distance: 100km/62 miles
Elevation: ~1684m ascent, ~1684m descent
Feed stations: First feed station: Layby opposite maintenance unit, Bridge Access Road, Aust, BS35 4BD. This feed station is for the 65km & 100km riders. The feed station is positioned at approx. 19km on the way out and at 80km on the way back. Second feed station: The Inn at Penallt, Penallt, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 4SE. The feed station is positioned at approx. 48km along the route. Find out more about our feed stations
Route: 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.