Bike Bath is entering its third year and is set to be its biggest and best yet!
The organisers of Bike Bath are getting ready to welcome 1500 cyclists to the city of Bath over the weekend of 28-29 June. Pre-reg numbers are up year on year by 35% and it is attracting riders for the 60 and 100 mile routes from all over the UK. Traditionally over 100 riders sign up on the day so it is looking highly likely that the capped target of 1500 is going to be met.
All the routes have been assessed, approved and locations of the feed-stations have been set. Richard Jewitt, who is part of the route assessment team, said, “The 100 and 60 mile routes take in some stunning scenery, the first half of these routes are certainly challenging and hard in places, however the second half has a completely different feel and the riders will have a chance to enjoy some lovely countryside on safe lanes.”
All routes start and finish at the Rec Ground in the centre of Bath - the longer routes on Saturday head out towards Bristol and Chew Magna and onto the challenges of Burrington Combe and Cheddar Gorge, the routes then wind through the countryside to Mells and Horningsham and head back via Rode and Bradford-on-Avon before a fast and scenic ride home via the Two Tunnels. Whilst on Sunday the routes head out of Bath via Kingsdown and out through Corsham before heading out into some of the picturesque Cotswold Villages. There are also less challenging routes of 20 miles on the Saturday and 30 miles on the Sunday. And of course for those wanting to push themselves the ‘Bath Gladiator’ - 200 miles over the two days!
And when cyclists have completed their challenge they’ll be a chance to pick up their goody bag, enjoy some food and drink, live music and exchange tales of the hills conquered in the event village and Bath Ales marquee.
What better way to see the beautiful countryside that surrounds the wonderful city of Bath, sign up for your challenge. Bike Bath is championed by Charles Stanley Direct and all details can be found at www.bikebath.co.uk or e-mail email@example.com if you would like to more information. The event is supported by British Cycling and registration is via their website for which details can be found here: http://www.bikebath.co.uk/register-online.
If you require somewhere to stay during this event, visit the Accommodation section of our website. This will provide you with an online booking service for accommodation in Bath and the surrounding area. Alternatively, contact our personal accommodation booking service: + 44 (0) 844 847 5256.