The Avon Cycleway Challenge – C4U 2017
The Avon Cycleway is an 85 mile loop around the old Avon county, circling the city of Bristol.
Completing the whole 85 miles loop in one day is a challenging ride. Mostly comprised of country lanes and some cycle paths, the route takes you through North Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire, guiding you through some beautiful little villages along the way.
It’s fully signposted as National Cycle Route 410 (it used to be route 10), and while a long ride, it’s relatively flat compared to some of the local terrain. The maximum gradient is approximately 11% and just over 4,000ft of climbing.
Starting at Clevedon we will join the Avon Cycleway one mile away and follow it anti-clockwise with stops in Chew Valley, Yate and Thornbury before returning to Clevedon by crossing over the Avonmouth Bridge.
If 88 miles seems too far for you to manage, there is a more family-friendly distance of 47 miles, starting in Yate, that is almost flat. There will be frequent stopping along the way, so it’s not as tiring as you might think.
As always, we are riding in support of an aid project in Uganda, and on this occasion we are raising funds for water projects – further details to be confirmed.
We would love you to join us! All abilities are welcome and we would only ask for a £5 voluntary donation to help us cover costs for the day.
The event is assisted by a support car with spare supplies. There will be lunch provided at Yate and a meal provided afterwards at Clevedon. If you need accommodation for either the Friday or Saturday we can offer that too!