Tour de Bristol 2021

The Routes

Choose from three spectacular routes of different distances. Each route has at least one feed station where you can stop and refuel.

40km route

Distance: 40km/24 miles

Elevation: ~378m ascent, ~378m descent

Feed station: Easter Compton Farm Shop, Main Rd, Easter Compton, Bristol BS35 5RE. The feed station is for the 40K riders only and is positioned at approx. 20Km (half way) along the route. 

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: ~888m ascent, ~888m descent

Feed station: Layby opposite maintenance unit, Bridge Access Road, Aust, BS35 4BD. The feed station is for the 65Km & 100km riders. The feed station is positioned at approx. 19km on the way out and at 48km for the 65k riders on the way back. 

Route: This mid-level route 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 ride will then take you back through St Arvans, Chepstow and back over the Severn Bridge to follow the same roads back to UWE.

100km route

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: Humble by Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Monmouth NP25 4RP. This is located at approx 50km out.

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.

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 TLD Cycles and Alé Cycling

Total Produce