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

The homelessness charity Julian House will partner again with Pulse Events and colleagues from their Bike Workshop, to challenge cyclists on 7 July 2024 with this epic cycling sportive.

Saddle up for The Bath Beast on 7 July.
Saddle up for The Bath Beast on 7 July.

With the popular Bike Bath sportive relocating to the Cotswolds this year, the Bath Beast is stepping up to claim the mantle of Bath's best cycling event.

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

All routes will return riders through Bath city centre before climbing back up to Claverton Down for the finish line. There are new additions to the routes this year with the 25-miler passing through the Bath tunnels. Also, riders will have the chance on the longer routes to cycle through the Longleat estate.

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.

"This year's Bath Beast has a new home at the University of Bath and Team Bath are excited to provide Julian House with the new venue and it will be great for the cyclists to see the superb, world-class facilities on offer at the Sports Village, where participants and their families can make use of overnight accommodation the night before and soak up the atmosphere of Team GB's home."

There are three incredible routes to choose from; the 100-mile (160km) and 75-mile (120km) distances are both designed to challenge the most dedicated of riders and the 25-mile (40km) route will provide a fantastic opportunity for cyclists wanting to discover the undulating hills around Bath.

"Each route is a challenge in its own right, and will require riders to activate their Beast Mode, find their inner Beast and push themselves to their limits as they take on some incredible hills and long steady climbs," continue the organisers.

Four feed stations along the route are sponsored by HIGH5, sports nutrition specialists and with mechanical and medical support too along the way. Organised by the team from Pulse Events, who have been working to make the routes as challenging and safe as possible, the Bath Beast is gaining a reputation for being a sportive not to be missed in 2024.

Early bird entry is now available 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.

To find out more and to sign up to the event, visit