The Wold Traverse
The Wold Traverse Audax (100 km)
Date: Sunday September 13th 2020
Time: 09.30 am
Cycling UK Louth 100 km Event - The Wold Traverse (Audax Regulations)
Limited Entries on the Day (EoD)
Cost: £8 for Cycling UK (CTC) and Audax Members, otherwise add £3 for Audax UK temporary membership
Picnic Area, Legbourne, Station Road LN11 8LH
Grid Ref: TF 361847 (53°20'31.5"N 0°02'29.4"E)
Parking at Picnic Site Car Park and Laybys as directed
09.30 hrs. Please arrive in good time to park and process entry
Royal Oak (Splash) Little Cawthorpe, LN11 8LZ
Food and Drink and Toilets are available on completion
Contact: Alan Hockham for further details:
The Anchorage, 1 Trusthorpe Road, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire LN12 2LX
Tel: 01507 443000
View the route HERE
The Wold Traverse is being held in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Our Members wanted to show you some of the best of the coastal flatland fens and the Wold which we, Cycling UK (Louth) enjoy every weekend.
The Route starts on the outskirts of Legbourne and proceeds through the Village to travel, eventually, Northward in the quiet lanes on the coastal plain towards Tetney. This is via Little Carlton, Covenham St Mary and Fulstow. Turning left off the A1031 into Grainsby Lane, riding through Grainsby Holme to cross the A16 then continuing through the Grainsby Estate to cross the A18 to then arrive at Wold Newton. From there we continue north passing through the villages of East and West Ravendale and then Hatcliffe and Beelsby, to ride along Beelsby Road to arrive at the first refreshment Control. Turning south through Thorganby and Swinhope we now start the long descent into Binbrook for further refreshments at the Manned Control at the B17 Cafe.
Brevet Card signed on leaving Binbrook and riding south, we continue on down the High Street and Ludford Road to bear left onto the Switchback where we join the Bluestone Heath Road, via a short section of the A631.The Bluestone Heath Road is an ancient ridgeway route, descending for over 20 kilometres. It is thought the route was developed by Celtic settlers of the region and used as a "drove road". And, later, partly adopted, by the Romano-British connecting Wainfleet, Caister and Lincoln. It affords great views towards Lincoln on the one side and the sea the other.
Arriving at South Thoresby, having crossed the A16, we have further refreshment at the Quarry. We are now on the last leg, as we climb up to Meagram Top and continue through Muckton and Muckton Bottom, before starting the last descent to reach the right-hand turn into Watery Lane to arrive at the Royal Oak (Splash) to complete the ride.