Sunday 23rd September: The Bristol Belter
by Henry Peacock
Now going into its third year the Bristol Belter powered by Specialized will return on Sunday the 23rd September. This year the Belter comes back with not just the classic and standard Belter but also with the new addition of the Mini Belter.
A Belting Day Out
So all together three courses are on offer so that every rider can find the right challenge for the day. The Classic Belter is growing by a couple of KM to 155km (1,900m climbing) and will see a few changes added to stay away from heavily eroded or overgrown roads. Second in line is the Standard Belter with 115km (1,300m) which has also seen a few changes to improve the course. And then finally the new addition - the 75km Mini Belter (1,050m). All three courses will start and finish on the same stretches to give riders the chance to start together and maybe even finish together even if they are in different events. Please check out the three course pages on the Belter website.
Further to the course improvements the organisers had a close look at the feed stations and have come up with a few great additions, which will hopefully make your Belter experience event better. The event will once again be based at Redwood Lodge Country Club at the northern edge of Ashton Court which has some great facilities (toilets, showers and changing rooms), ample parking and is easy to get to. See the directions page on our website.
There will be the Belter tea and coffee bar on site to give riders the chance to grab a warm and FOC drink and a snack before heading out as well as when they are coming back off the ride.
Main sponsor Specialized will have a selection of their latest 2013 models on display and supporter CycleOps and Torq will be around to show their wares as well as to support the riders.
Entry is now open and riders can either go the good old fashion way by entering via a downloadable entry form or via the straight forward online entry. Both can be found on the entry page of the event website www.bristolbelter.com.
The entry fee of £25 for the Classic and Standard Belter and £20 for the Mini Belter includes: Ride entry, electronic chip timing, service stations on course, finishing present, free parking, free usage of facilities and a certificate.If there are day entry places available (please keep your eyes on the website and the newsletter updates) then you can enter on Sunday morning from 7am onwards.
There is a £5 day entry surchargeThe Bristol Belter powered by Specialized has its own home on the web – www.bristolbelter.com There you can find all the details on the event including curse description, profiles, maps and entry facilities.
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