Route options Cool route: 31 miles Classic route: 63 miles Champion route: 102 miles
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Bath 100 testimonials
What a brilliant ride! As one of the volunteers helping with registration your kind comments makes the 5am start worth while - and I was one of the later starters. I then had the privilege of taking part in the ride too - which was superb. Well done to all the team.
Once again, an excellent, well managed ride. 100k route was fun, interesting, not too much flat which can be a real bore. Feed stations were perfect, well stocked lunch......in fact a fantastic lunch spread. The whole day was thoroughly enjoyable.....not sure if I "suffered" enough...but then if I did I wouldn't be back next year with more friends.
Having cycled in your L2B and Essex 100 rides before, I found this to be more challenging. However it was enjoyable! The feed stops were the best yet! Great spread of food at the first stop, of 100km ride. Great facilities on the race course. Very well organised. Thanks!
Just perfect! At exactly the right distances, the food was marvellous, and the marshalls at the food stations mega-friendly. What I particularly liked at the "drink stops" was that you also provided salty snacks (crackers and peanuts). Very welcome. Usually on rides by other organisers these just include sports drinks, bananas and flapjacks / energy bars. At the end of the day you don't ever want to see anything sweet again... And the buffet lunch - what can I say? Better food than I have had all week...! Of all the sportives I have done, the Action ones clearly rate as the best. Superbly organised, very friendly atmosphere, great food, fabulous locations. Somehow you can tell that the organisers and helpers put their heart into it and seem to enjoy running the event. With the danger of perhaps being a bit politically incorrect - but you have got the balance of sporting event and charity event exactly right. Not wanting to be unfair to other charities, but perhaps because they don't know that much about cycling, organisation is often not quite as smooth. And if it is a commercial organiser, they might know what they are doing, but you can tell it's commercial and not as friendly. You've got the positive bits of both types of event.
Organisers were generally helpful and friendly. Timing equipment was very good. Some of the positioning of route signs could have been better, especially in Bath itself, you really had to keep your eyes peeled for them. A tampered sign cost me an extra 1.5 miles at the end, but I suppose this is difficult to prevent.
The route was a great challenge with some mean hills, especially the Cat 3 near the end of the 100k. What sadist stuck that hill there?! Good facilities and a nice massage afterwards.
Overall, I really enjoyed the event and hope to return next year.
This was the toughest but most organised long distance event i did in 2011. Very helpful at the start and the best lunch stop i've seen. As other riders have stated, this has some of the steepest climbs in the south west, Have already signed up for the 2012 edition though!
Wow, that was a tough one ! Toughest AMR 100 mile ride I have done so far. Some extremely mean climbs. Organisation & Refreshments all top notch as is the standard with any AMR event. You need to be well prepared for this one!!
firstly - well done to the organisers and helpers around the route. Living in the area i knew what to expect and planned just the 62 miles route but then seing the challenge of the 100 miles in front of me after Frome headed south and actually really enjoyed the section before lunch which i was really ready for having ridden up the 'tower'and drunk all my water. Didnt enjoy the little farmtracks around Atworth - had the wrong tyres for that. and missed the biggest downpour at 3 having just finished. pleased no hills beat me and aiming for quicker time next year.
A really well organised event, and a big thank you must go to all the volunteer's who helped out at the feed stations and at the start-finish!!!!!
A excellent route with some fantastic scenery, some tough hills to climb, but worth it, a feeling of achievement at the end of the ride.
Thanks for a well organised event.
Excellent event. Well organised and signposted (from someone who manages to get lost easily), with good showering and changing facilities for those needing them. Free tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival - no-one's going to argue with this kind of hospitality! Feed stops had lots of different foods and drinks. I managed to avoid the rain as I started out very early. It IS a very hilly and will test your stamina - especially the last hill to the finish. It was my first Sportive and I will certainly be entering again next year - though I'll give the miles instead of kms a go next time.