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Devil's Hell 300km - 23rd July - CHEPSTOW
« on: 09 July, 2022, 08:18:46 pm »



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New for 2022 a 300k Severn Bridge Series GOLD GRIMPEUR AAA rated event.

The only 300k calendar event in the UK this season to date with a massive 6.5 AAA, that's a massive 6,410m of climbing.

This is as tough a 300k 'bare bones' event as you are likely to ever encounter - A true audacious challenge - are you up for it!

This is an event for experienced Randonneurs, capable of riding long distances in all conditions, carrying all necessary food, clothing, spares, first aid etc.

The route guarantees a full day of big climbs and stunning views in often remote locations.

Below is a brief description of the route - it really doesn't do it justice, so I will just say - if you want a full day of climbing exploring the best that Wales has to offer then this event is for you.

The route adds a top loop to what is considered the most height in a 200k event this year - The 10 Peaks Audacious Challenge to bring it from a 200k 4.5AAA route to a 300k 6.5AAA route.

Starting from Chepstow you will explore Tintern and the Wye Valley before more climbing and fine views to take you near Devauden before a flat(ish) section to Abergavenny.

More climbing follows to get you to Hay on Wye and then you'll ride the lumpy, remote but beautiful sections to Clun where you will turn South and tackle yet more climbs as you head back to Hay on Wye.

Yet more climbs follow with 2 big ascents in Hay on Wye including Gospel Path.

Next back to Abergavenny for a trip up the famous Tumble, then back to Devauden via the little used back way off the Tumble.

Devauden will serve you up it's devilish hill just to finish those tired legs off.

All the hard work is then done and you have a easy descent and flat section back to Chepstow.

Mostly quiet lanes and minor roads with easy navigation.

For Full Route Details please see this link which will allow you a deep dive into exploring the route to see if it's one for you.

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1882993?units=km

Entry on the Line (EOL) possible - £3 surcharge, payment by card or cash.

This event qualifies as a 300k ride in the Super Rouleur Award - See Details Here - https://audaxwales.com/super-rouleur-award/

See my other events at www.sbraudax.com
Season 1 - 211 AAA Points, 120 Club points,  PBP 72h, ISR, Welsh SR, Easter Arrow, Hyper Rand, AAA Champion, ACB Team and CTC champions

Re: Devil's Hell 300km - 23rd July - CHEPSTOW
« Reply #1 on: 10 July, 2022, 12:11:43 pm »
Blimey is all I have to say to this one. Well done in advance to anyone who enters and completes it.

Re: Devil's Hell 300km - 23rd July - CHEPSTOW
« Reply #2 on: 10 July, 2022, 09:55:08 pm »
Would've done this but we've got to travel early the next day, so we've just entered the 200k instead. Should be a laugh :)

300k next year :)