After a successful first year, the Bath Beast sportive returns with a new start and finish venue at the University of Bath.

Homelessness charity Julian House has partnered again with Pulse Events and colleagues from its Bike Workshop, to challenge cyclists on 7 July 2024 with this epic cycling sportive. The best way to see Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire on two wheels in one day!

Take on the Bath Beast sportive this July.
Take on the Bath Beast sportive this July.

Three challenging distances are on offer, with the longest route (measuring 100 miles) taking in the scenic sights of the Westbury White Horse and the mighty Gare Hill plus stunning views of Shearwater Lake.

The equally scenic 70-mile (112km) and 25-mile (40km) routes will provide a fantastic opportunity for cyclists wanting to discover the undulating hills around Bath.

All routes will return riders through Bath City Centre before climbing back up to Claverton Down for the finish line.

Event fundraiser for Julian House, Rachel Avent, said: Julian House had wanted a Bike Event in their fundraising calendar for a while and with the launch of the Bath Beast in 2023 and rave reviews from the cyclists, it was the start of something special.

"It's called the Beast for a reason; everyone knows Bath for its challenging hills and stunning views and this event is now Bath's only bike event in the year. We were unlucky with the weather last year with heavy rain making the routes even more difficult, but the sense of achievement after the event was fantastic."

This year's Bath Beast has a new home at the University of Bath where world-class facilities will await entrants. Riders and their families can make use of overnight accommodation the night before and soak up the atmosphere of Team GB's home in the Sports Village.

To help with the challenge, there will be four feed stations along the route sponsored by sports nutrition specialists HIGH5, with mechanical and medical support too along the way.

The event is organised by the team from Pulse Events, who have been working to make the routes as challenging and safe as possible.

Ready to unleash your inner beast? Early bird entry is now on sale from £35.00. Cyclists are encouraged to raise sponsorship so that Julian House can continue to deliver quality accommodation and support services which transform the daily lives and futures of people experiencing homelessness and social exclusion.

For more details and to enter the Bath Beast, visit the Julian House website at