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Black Rat 3 Bridges Ride

18/05/2014 - Bristol, Somerset - Sportive

Rating: 91.5% based on 17 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 85.3% based on 109 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 75.556%

NickMills wrote:

A very friendly event, not at all pretentious, taking in some of the best of the Mendips and surroundings. Pasties provided at finish was genius idea.

Rated Event: 87.778%

TonyFreer wrote:

I thoroughly enjoyed the event, shame one of the water stations had no water left. The main food stations were excellent though. The signage at the final approach to the school could have been better as lots of riders ended up coming through the car park over the speed bumps.
Would have been nice not to stay on a couple of the main roads for so long as very fast moving traffic at times, but understand the need to make connections to more rural roads.

Rated Event: 90.000%

petermarsh wrote:

Lovely day out, good ride and perfect for a first sportive. My 2 novices are now talking about when we are going to do the next one.

Rated Event: 92.222%

SteveLewis wrote:

great day out

Rated Event: 91.111%

DanJordan wrote:

Excellent! My first organised event and can't wait for the next. Thank you to all that organised.

Rated Event: 88.889%

AdamSibley wrote:

100k was a most enjoyable ride - some challenging enough hills early on but a nice run home with with a little twist at the end to keep you honest! Weather was kind to.

Rated Event: 88.889%

MartinKeattch wrote:

First ever sportive ride and really enjoyed it. Will definitely be back for next years event and will probably ride the Monmouth one later in the year.

Great days ride - appreciate the effort everyone has put in to making it such a good first event for me.



Rated Event: 91.111%

NickWard wrote:

Friendly event, great scenery, achievable distance for most sunday cyclists.

Rated Event: 91.111%

SimonHarper wrote:


Rated Event: 93.333%

MichaelSandison wrote:

This is a well organised and challenging event .The organisers are enthusiasts and make a real effort to make improvements from competitor comments, they are also friendly and go the extra mile to make a success of their events.The route is picturesque and takes in some demanding climbs along with spectacular descents-Cheddar Gorge especially. The refreshments of pasty and cider at the finish were very welcome. I will certainly enter the" Black Rat again.

Rated Event: 96.667%

DavidGibson1 wrote:

well organised, friendly staff, great weather to finish the day off.Thanks

Rated Event: 91.111%

russellporter wrote:

great ride, will be do again.

Rated Event: 100.000%

NickTaylor wrote:

A very well organised run around the beautiful and gruelling Mendips. Some wicked technical downhills and flat out runs but you have to climb to get them! All involved with making it happen are friendly from the ladies who check you in to the guys in the support vans, good vibe throughout, even the locals give you a smile. Also let us finish all the cider and pretzels that were left over at the end! will be there next year!

Rated Event: 90.000%

DamienRylett wrote:

Well organised, good fun. My first Sportive.

Rated Event: 91.111%

matthewbrooke wrote:

Excellent day! Thanks

Rated Event: 86.667%

peterthacker wrote:

Really enjoyed the day. Great course, challenging 100miles but achievable. Could have done with better signs when feed stations where coming up, especially those without marshals. More signs at junctions would be good. There was one sign coming into Wells at the bottom of a descent that you couldn't see until at the junction but needed to know what lane you should be in before hand. Would be good on busy junctions to have couple of signs so you know where to position yourself.

Rated Event: 86.667%

TomMaisey wrote:

Really well run except some signs removed by locals (not much to be done about it), some areas could have done with repeated signs (on long stretches) and only two proper feed stops is a bit sparse for 100miles. They were pretty well stocked though.

Rated Event: 100.000%

SteveDay wrote:


Rated Event: 94.444%

DaniloSimbari wrote:

Toilets facilities not good enough: too few for the number of riders and not very clean.
However this is my third ride .You are doing a great job . Well done and thank you for ta great ride.

Rated Event: 95.556%

AndrewCheater wrote:

Fantastic event. First ever Sportive and loved the route (did the 100km). Will definitely be back next year.

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