166k - 5th April 2015
A popular 100 miler starting from Honiton. This year it runs on the same weekend as the Valley of the Rocks 200. The route goes via North Curry, Mark and Axbridge, Wedhay & Cheddar, to Glastonbury, returning through Langport and Curry Rivel.
There is a section of A30 out of the town before the route heads along minor roads and over the Blackdown Hills on rural lanes. It then drops to the Somerset Levels on lanes only three or four metres above sea level. The vast drainage ditches carry pumped water away, but flooding still often occurs. There are some ridges to cross, where the settlements are and along which the main roads run. The first control is at the community coffee shop in North Curry. After an info control at Axbridge there's an easy route to Glastonbury – you will see the Tor ahead of you – and a superb town-centre cafe. There is a short section of A39 as you start the homeward journey, then more lanes to High Ham. The route then goes through Langport and turns to follow through Hambridge and Broadway. The final leg is straightforward,along the A30 through Yarcombe before eventually joining the old coaching road near Cotleigh and continuing to the finish at Honiton.
Note that there is no off-road parking at the start. Being Sunday, there is free parking along the High Street. There are also long-term car parks in Dowell St and off New Street. Please park considerately.
PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age.