We have been successfully organising the Black Rat Sportive in Bristol since 2018.
Our first sportive was based around the Mendips, since this is an area that we know very well from riding locally ourselves. However we decided to give our riders something different and found some routes taking them over the Severn Bridge and through the Forest of Dean to Monmouth and back.
Now in 2024, our riders will cross the highest road in Wales – Gospel Pass along with many other fabulous places in Monmouthshire and Powys.
Our rides to Wales have been a tremendous success and very popular, but avoiding busy roads in Bristol has been a challenge, prompting us to move to our new HQ at Marlwood School, Alveston.
The new HQ gives us easy access to the quiet roads of Severn Vale, which take riders to the Severn Bridge and over to the lovely roads of South Wales.
Check out the events to see this year’s routes!
Thanks to Chris Kemp for use of some photos on this website!