Cyclists ride out to Glastonbury Tor

Weston Wheelers.

Weston Wheelers. - Credit: Archant

Weston Wheelers’ latest ride measured 90 miles, good training for the Somerset 100 charity ride later this month.

Weston Wheelers Cycling Club had Glastonbury Tor in its sights for the regular Sunday morning ride.

Nine riders departed from Priory School and headed out of Weston via the quiet roads through Bourton and West Hewish, before turning east towards Congresbury. The group warmed up on the climb into Shipham, before enjoying the rapid descent into Cheddar.

Heading south, the club enjoyed rapid progress through Clewer and onto Rodney Stoke, where they briefly joined the main road toward Wells, as far as Easton, before reaching the Tor.

After refreshments, the group set off again across the Somerset Levels and onto Brent Knoll, before splitting into two groups, one heading home and the other heading out for more in preparation for the Somerset 100 charity ride being held on May 15.

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Skirting Loxton, the course now took the riders into Winscombe, before turning towards Puxton and back into Weston.

The longest distance covered by the riders on this ride measured 90 miles with a total ascent of 2,100ft, the shorter route was just under 60 miles. Thanks go to Ben, Duncan, Wayne, Andy P, Andy J, Paul D, Jason, Stephen and Pete M.

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