The Somerset Beast

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The Somerset Beast
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Be part of this incredible “Beast” Series to take on an adventure through the stunning landscapes of Somerset. Pick between the 148k or 110k route to witness cinematic views as you cycle. With some steep climbs and fast and flat sections, this event has something for every ability.
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Sun, 29 May 2022
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Wells, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Wells BA5, UK
Start times
Sunday, 29 May 2022
Medium Route: 7:30 amLong Route: 7:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Somerset Beast
Medium Route
1 Loop
Long Route
1 Loop
Route information
Starting from Wells, you will skirt the edge of the Mendip Hills for a chance to warm up your legs on the Somerset Levels.
You'll take on challenging climb via Canada Coombe, soaking in some stunning views from the top of Bleadon Hill. From here, you will follow the Mendips ridge back to Cheddar to ride up the iconic Cheddar Gorge.
The last major climb of Harptree Hill is probably the toughest of the day. This will take you back over the Mendip ridge one last time before picking up a long downhill run with views across to Glastonbury Tor to bring you back to the finish.
Elevation Gain
  • Long Route - 1800m
  • Medium Route - 1237m
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Aid stations
  • First Aid
  • Chip-timed results
  • Fully-marked course
  • Race Village
  • Free parking
  • Toilets
How to get there
Wells BA5, UK
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There will be free parking available on-site.
Event day logistics
07:30 - 10:00 Medium and Long routes start
18:00 Race village closes
Start Times
Riders will start in groups of 6, you will be emailed a start time list where you can select a start time between 07:30 and 10:00. If you have signed up with a friend, make sure to request to start together.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Aid Stations
The aid stations are located every 30 to 40k and will be fully packed with fruit, cakes, water, and sports gels.
Race Village
At the race village, there will be coffee, cake, and lots of food trucks to try.
You will be provided with the route GPX file one week before the day of the event.
What happens if I have a mechanical problem or an accident during The Somerset Beast?
It is important you prepare properly ensuring your bike is in good condition & physically ready for the challenge. If you have an accident or mechanical, we have support at the feeds and sweep van at the back.
When will I have access to the GPX files for The Somerset Beast?
You will be emailed the GPX files one week before the event start date.
Is there parking at The Somerset Beast event?
Yes, there will be plenty of free parking available on-site at Wells.
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