Barry's Jaeger Bomb
6:30am start, 20hr24min time limit, finish by 2:54am
The Las Vegas Institute of Sport brings you a new 300km event for the Bristol area for those who like to get as much out of a day in the saddle as possible. This distance allows you to cover a large chunk of the West of England.
Starting just outside Bristol in Keynsham, the ride begins by taking you North and up onto the Cotswold escarpment with a climb past Dyrham Park. Weaving through stone-cottage filled villages you'll arrive at the first control in Poulton to be fed your second breakfast by Performance Cycles. You may even be tempted to leave on a new bike!
Turning south from here you'll head down through Royal Wooten Basset and onto Salisbury Plain passing through the ancient stones of Avebury and onwards to the Pewsey Downs. A host of food outlets in Amesbury allow you to refuel before the next leg, now heading West and along the beautiful Wylye Valley. It takes you steadily up, then drops you sharply down onto the Somerset levels where you'll pass the Glastonbury Tor then check in at the final control in Brent Knoll.
A haul up the longest climb of the day at Shipham delivers you onto the top of the Mendips where the finish is almost in sight. Plenty of food, a warm welcome and a chance to have a sit down will be your reward once you roll into the finish back in Keynsham. It'll be a day of big old stones, beautiful roads and plenty of cake.