Barry's Jaeger Bomb
6:30am start, 20hr20min time limit, finish by 2:50am
Returning for a second year with a new start/finish venue and an improved route, the Las Vegas Institute of Sport brings you a 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 on the outskirts of Bristol in Oldland Common, where there will be car parking, toilets and refreshments available. 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 Northleach in time for second breakfast.
Turning south from here you'll head down through Royal Wootten Bassett 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. The route takes you steadily up, then drops you sharply down onto the Somerset levels where you'll check in at the final control in Barton St David.
You'll pass the Glastonbury Tor, then a haul up the longest climb of the day at Wookey 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 Oldland Common. It'll be a day of big old stones, beautiful roads and plenty of cake.