OVERVIEW OF CLASS 1: 65KM GRADED ENDURANCE RIDE

To see a detailed map of the Phoenix Ride route, please download the Route Map from the Downloads page.

 

The route for Class 1 is ridden as two DIFFERENT loops, returning to the venue for the half-way vetting.

 

Loop 1: Croydon Hill

 

From the venue the route heads east and then north to Treborough, joining the Coleridge Way near Court Farms.  It then turns east down through Langridge Wood and up a fairly steep climb to Felon's Oak.  It then turns west to cross a road at Checkpoint 3..  The route continues west to Monkham Hill and then north round the edge of Rodhuish Common, where there are beautiful views to the East.  You then ride north east over Croydon Hill to Checkpoint 4.  You then turn south, keeping an eye open for the fabulous view of Dunkery Beacon to your right, coming back down from Croydon Hill at Churchtown.  The route turns south again up the steep climb to the top of Colly Hill and west over Lype Common to Checkpoint 1 adjacent to the B3224.  The route finally returns to the venue over the Newcombe Farm and Langham Farm Estates for half-way vetting.

 

Loop 2: Wimbleball Lake

 

First of all this loop retraces its steps to to Treborough and Court Farms, but then heads west along the Coleridge Way to Kingsbridge and Churchtown, picking up the trail over Colly Hill and Lype Common to Checkpoint 1 adjacent to the B3224.  The riders then cross the road, head south and then east to Gupworthy Farm over private land.  Having turned south for a short stretch on the road, the route bypasses Withiel Florey, again over private land, down through a picturesque valley.  The path then runs adjacent to the banks of Wimbleball Lake (but not too close!) and on to Checkpoint 2 just west of the Lake.

 

Having left the lake, the route turns north, once again on a private track in Kings Brompton Forest and back to a bridleway which in turn leads to the road to Kennisham Hill, returning to Checkpoint 1 by the B3324.  The route returns to the venue over the Newcombe Farm and Langham Farm Estates.