Rally Rideout from Gloucester

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Rally Rideouts from Gloucester 2018 (download pdf file)

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Rally in a Hotel Rideout

Rally Rideouts 2018

Hallmark Hotel

Marshalls briefing in the car park at 10.30am

Riders assemble in the car park at 10.45am for a short briefing before departure.

Please have a full tank and an empty bladder!

We will be using the second man drop system, there will be no aggressive marshalling on junctions and you will all play a part in this.

I’ve included some postcodes for those of you using sat nav.

The weather forecast on the day will dictate which of the two rideouts we do. The preferred option is Plan A which takes us north west into Malvern Hills but if it is raining there we will ride east into the Cotswolds instead. Of course, if it is raining everywhere we can spend the day in the hotel swimming pool, either way we’ll end up wet!

The rideout will be done at a leisurely pace and they will not feel like an endurance.

Plan A Malvern Hills

Getting out of Gloucester is the tricky part of the ride but once it’s behind us it’s all scenic country roads through valleys and hills until we get back. We will be riding through Ledbury stopping at The Kettle Sings in the Malverns WR13 6DN for 30 mins to look at the view and have a cup of tea before riding all around the hills. Once out of the Malverns we’ll be heading to the Lower lode GL19 4RE and have lunch by the river before heading back to the hotel GL4 6EA

Start at Matson Lane, Gloucester.

Take B4073 > A38 (Eastern Avenue) > A417 A40 >A417 to Ledbury > A449 > B4232 to the Kettle Sings (30 min stop)  >B4232 Upper Wyche > B4218 > A449 through Great Malvern > B4219 > B4232 > A449 > A438 > B4211 > Bishops Walk to the Lower Lode (1hour stop) > Bishops Walk > B4211 > A417 > A40 > A417 > A38 > B4073 > Matson Lane.

Plan B  Cotswolds

If it is raining in The Malverns we will be heading east instead. Our first destination will be Bourton on the water GL54 2AE where we will stop for an hour. After that we ride through Stow on the Wold and on to our next destination which is Broadway WR12 7DU where we will stop for 45 mins. We then ride back to the hotel GL4 6EA via Tewkesbury GL20 5QG.

Start at Matson Lane, Gloucester.

Take B4073 to Painswick > A46 > A417 > A436 > A40 > A436 to Bourton on the Water > A428 to Stow on the Wold > A424 > A44 to Broadway > A44 > A46 > A438 to

Tewkesbury (fuel stop)  > A438 > A38 > A40 > A417 >  Corinium Avenue > A38 Eastern Avenue > B4073 > Matson Lane.

Plan C

If we end up doing this, then it’s a miserable day! This means it’s raining everywhere within 50 miles of Gloucester but if it dries up in the afternoon we’ll do a short ride anywhere that it’s dry.


3 Comments on “Rally Rideout from Gloucester”

  1. Yeah Plan C is the one that we don’t want to fall back on!

    I’m looking forward to doing this again this year and hoping for a dry run for either A or B

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