The Radonnée returns for 2018, and now we are offering an off road & on road version.
Sunday 17th June sees a fresh route for the Radonnée - a 100km ride taking on some of most scenic roads the area has to offer - from the rolling hills of mendips to flat coastal roads.
A mass start ride with 3 checkpoints, to be ridden at your own pace, with food & drink available at all checkpoints.
Expect a beautiful scenery, expect an exciting new route, expect a day of having fun on bikes.
*We ask for a donation of £10 for each ride for the work we have put in, you will receive freebies & discounts on the day! Prepay below, or on the day. You can sign up to both Radonnée events for just £15.*
The ride rolls out at 9am from Forever Pedalling, 32 Old Market Street, BS2 0HB where riders can stock up on essential supplies before the ride, arrive beforehand to complete sign on & meet other riders:
The finish point is at Little Victories, Wapping Wharf, where you can fill yourself with coffee, cake & beer. Or visit one of the many eateries at Wapping Wharf for all kinds of food & drink.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the idea of the ride?
- We wanted to put together a route showcasing some off our amazing local roads, offering you a chance to experience the local area with like minded riders, at your own pace, without a ride leader, just a GPS & your legs to guide you, we've worked with local businesses to give some ideal start, stop offs & finish points for the ride, where refreshments will be available.
Do I need to sign up before the ride?
- You do not HAVE to sign up before hand, but we recommend it as it will speed up the process for everyone on the day, it is also gives us a good idea of numbers which helps the the day run smoothly.
Is the event affiliation with any associations (BC, AUK etc)?
- We have decided to run this as a stand alone ride, this gives us total freedom to give you the best fun without any restrictions!
Is there a ride leader?
- There is no ride leader, the GPX files will be released the week before the event. As well as an option to print out a route card.
Is there a time cut off?
- The only time constraint is the finish point, which will close at 5pm, so you have 8 hours to complete the ride, which is more than enough for most at a casual pace!
What do I get for my £10 donation?
- We ask for a donation towards covering the costs of putting together a unique ride like this, it also enables us to work with local business to give you discounts & benefits on the day. All finishers will also receive a rider pack upon returning with your completed brevet card! We feel £10 sufficiently covers this, as we do not charge for any other events throughout the year.
Does Das Rad Klub cover insurance?
- No, the event is self guided, with a suggested route & stop offs, those who don't already have bicycle / rider insurance may wish to insure themselves for the day, though year long policies work out a lot better value for regular cyclists.
What equipment do I need?
- You will need a bike, and legs capable of riding 100km (62 miles), as well as spares in case of emergency on the day (inner tube, patches, pump etc) and food to fuel you between checkpoints (25, 50 & 75km on the road route, just 50km on the dirt route). Spares will be available at the start point, Forever Pedalling.
What is the route?
The routes for both rides will be released the week before the ride. We advise signing up before hand to get the route to your inbox & save time on the day.
If you have any more questions please get in touch with us. We'll see you on the day, stay rad!