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 hosted by the Rapid Relief Team where you can stop and refuel.

Our 40k route will head into the countryside and take in the small villages of Olveston, Littleton-upon-Severn and Alveston, while the 65k route will stretch further into Gloucestershire and toward Berkeley. 

Go big and take on our brand new 100k route which takes in the best of the Gloucestershire surroundings and touches the Cotswolds.  On this circular route you'll take in Wotton-under-Edge, pass Badminton, go through Pucklechurch and circle the outside of Yate to return to UWE.

Click here to download the overall route map, and a paper copy will be given to each rider on the day.

40km Route

Distance: 40km/24 miles

Elevation: ~456m ascent

Feed station: Olveston Parish Hall, BS32 4LQ (16km)

Route: This lovely route quickly heads out of the UWE grounds using a cycle track to wind its way through Bradley Stoke. Head into the South Gloucestershire countryside and through the small villages of Tockington and Olveston and Littleton-upon-Severn before returning via Alveston.

This route follows quiet country roads and circles back to UWE along the same route back.

65km Route

Distance: 65km/42 miles

Elevation: ~635m ascent

Feed stations: Olveston Parish Hall, BS32 4LQ (16km), Rockhampton Cricket Club, GL13 9DR (45km)

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 toward Berkeley and turning at Ham. 

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: ~1118m ascent

Feed stations: The Royal Oak, Cromhall GL12 8AD (20km), Badminton Memorial Hall GL9 1DD (63km)

Route: The most challenging of the routes circles around the best of the Gloucestershire countryside, touching the stunning Cotswolds.

Our route heads out of the UWE grounds and onto a cycle track to wind its way through Bradley Stoke out into the South Gloucestershire countryside. Stop at an early feed station to refuel before heading north to the charming North Nibley and before taking on the ascent out of Wotton-under-Edge with views out across the River Severn.

Following quiet roads, explore further through Didmarton and with a final stop at Badminton to circle back to Bristol. Pass through Pucklechurch and the outside of Yate to return to UWE via Winterbourne via a beautiful round trip.

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