Tour de Bristol

Explore the countryside

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 goes even further, heading into Wotton-under-Edge and North Nibley to take in the best of the Gloucestershire surroundings and touch the Cotswold hills. 

Please note that these routes are still being edited and updated, so may change slightly. The routes below will be kept updated and are downloadable onto Garmin's, and you'll be given a paper map on the day.

40km Route

Distance: 40km/24 miles

Elevation: ~470m ascent

Feed station: One feed station en route

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 Thornbury and Alveston.

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

65km Route

Distance: 65km/42 miles

Elevation: ~593m ascent

Feed stations: Two feed stations en route

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 Thornbury to head back to Bradley Stoke and return following the same roads back to UWE.

100km Route

Distance: 100km/62 miles

Elevation: ~1213m ascent

Feed stations: Two or three feed stations en route

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

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. Pass through small villages like Littleton-upon-Severn, through the town of Berkeley, and across Slimbridge. 

Climb up to Wotton-under-Edge, with views out across the River Severn and beyond. Return via North Nibley and pass through Rockhampton and Thornbury, before returning to Bradley Stoke and returning along 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 The Bristol Port Company, and the event is also kindly supported by Alé Cycling and TLD Cycles