Tour de Bristol

Get Ready for New Routes

Choose from three spectacular routes that cover 40km, 65km and 100km, leaving Bristol from the UWE campus and heading into our beautiful local surroundings. Each route has at least one feed station where you can stop and refuel.

Our 40k route will circle Almondsbury and Easter Compton, while the two longer routes head into the stunning countryside of Gloucestershire. For the 65k, reach the charming small town of Berkeley while the 100k route will continue on to touch the edge of the Cotswolds.

The route description and maps below are rough guides, and are still to be tweaked and finalised.

40km Route

Distance: 40km/24 miles

Elevation: ~378m ascent, ~378m descent

Route: This lovely route quickly 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 country roads it passes through Frogland Cross and Woodhouse Down before dropping down into Tockington and a loop of the flat fertile farmland of South Gloucesterhsire through Easter Compton then back up a small climb to return via the route out.

65km Route

Distance: 65km/42 miles

Elevation: ~579m ascent, ~579m descent

Route: This mid-level route heads out of the UWE grounds and onto a cycle track that winds 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 and Olveston. Continue north through Oldbury on Severn, continuing on until reaching the pretty, small town of Berkeley and passing its castle. 

The ride will then turn and head back to Bristol, passing through Rockhampton and around Thornbury to head back to Bradley Stoke and return following the same roads back to UWE.

100km Route

Distance: 100km/62 miles

Elevation: ~816m ascent, ~816m descent

Route: The most challenging of the routes heads out of the UWE grounds and 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 and Olveston. Continue north through Littleton-upon-Severn and Oldbury on Severn, continuing on into Gloucestershire and through the pretty, small town of Berkeley and passing its castle. 

Continue further into the Gloucestershire countryside alongside the River Severn, touching the edge of the Cotswolds before turning and heading back to Bristol. Pass through Rockhampton and around Thornbury to head back to Bradley Stoke and return following the same roads back to UWE.




Tour de Bristol: Your Ride

If you're taking part remotely in the Your Ride challenge, design your own route in your local streets and paths that takes on either 40km, 65km or go big with 100km. Or you can complete the distance on a turbo trainer in the garden or on Zwift in the living room - the choice is yours.

 

Event Sponsor

Huge thanks to our headline sponsors Total Produce, and the event is also kindly supported by Alé Cycling and TLD Cycles

Total Produce