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Starting in the historical city of Bath, the route heads north into the stunning Cotswolds AONB, which as many bikers know, is such a great area to ride. The route has been created with the purpose of linking the many fun descents this area offers.. There are incredibly over TWENTY FIVE significant down hill sections on this route which of course means a lot of uphill too! The 200 MILE route covers the full length of The Cotswolds area there and back. This isn’t a regular ‘there n back’ route though – the return leg is on an entirely different route! Riding through Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Worcesterhire, Warwickshire and back again, the many highlights will include some of the best biking trails found in England. Not only is the riding superb, the views from The Cotswolds escarpment are fantastic too – especially looking west across The Severn Valley towards The Black Mountains and The Malvern Hills. You will encounter a

RIDE OVERVIEW A glorious 87km gravel sportive in the charming Cotswolds. Taking in sections of the Roman Fosse Way and off road tracks in the hills including the Cotswolds Way & Monarchs Way, this is a great day on the bike suitable to new & experienced gravel riders in a lovely part of the country. DISTANCE: 87KM | ELEVATION: 1106M RIDE DIFFICULTY 3/5 TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 2/5 PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 60% Bike & Tyre Choice: The route is mostly on gravel tracks, quiet country lanes and a brief section on open country fields. The route is designed for gravel bikes with approx 40mm tyres. Early September should mean dry tracks but we will keep you up to date with conditions. THE ROUTE Didmarton: 87km, 1106m Starting from Didmarton we initially head south on local bridleways, byways and country lanes to pick up in the wheel tracks of the Romans on a 20km long, almost

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