The ride starts at Marlwood School, Alveston, near Bristol. The ride will start at 8.15am.
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Marlwood School is ideally situated in a quiet, rural area with instant access to the route that all riders will take to reach Aust and the Severn Bridge.
After leaving the school, you will join the B4661 which takes you directly to the Severn Bridge, which you will cross to go to Chepstow.
After passing through Chepstow, you will climb up towards the Forest of Dean, heading through St. Briavels and on towards Coleford. The road undulates through the forest and is generally quiet making for a rewarding cycling experience.
After leaving Coleford, the route heads to Staunton before descending the fabulous Staunton Road into Monmouth where we cross the River Wye and head through the High Street to the first feed station.
Near the centre of town, at the bottom of the High Street you will reach your first feed station, situated next to the footbridge / cycle way over the river. Decent Public toilets are very close to the feed station location. After leaving the feed station you will head north out of town towards Rockfield.
After Rockfield the route climbs very gently for the next 40km all the way to Hay on Wye, where you will find the next feed station. Be sure to take on some fuel here because the biggest and steepest climb of the day is just around the corner!
After leaving Hay on Wye, we follow a small road for a few miles before turning off to tackle Gospel Pass, the highest road in Wales.