Near pefect conditions for cyclists

Weston Wheelers.

Weston Wheelers. - Credit: Archant

Riders from Weston Wheelers enjoyed near perfect conditions for their latest club ride.

A bright, chilly morning greeted Weston Wheelers as they assembled for their latest club outing.

A group of 10 riders headed out through St Georges, passing through Bourton and West Hewish before picking up A370 for a short stretch before turning back towards Banwell.

Climbing up the hill past Banwell Caves, the riders made their way, via Loxton and Christon, to Cross and onto the A38 for a short stretch, picking up a rider from another club who was heading in the same direction, and taking the turn towards Wedmore.

If they weren’t warmed-up by the time they approached Wedmore, the riders certainly were shortly after, as the club made their way up and over Mudgley Hill. A fast descent heralded the approach to Westhay and a short break at Sweets Cafe.

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Refuelled and rehydrated, the club turned for home, now cycling into the wind, as they traversed the Somerset Levels, passing through Burtle and River Bridge and onto the last significant leg-tester of Brent Knoll.

After Lympsham came one of the club’s favoured sprint sections, where the riders leant into the wind to take the honours of the one-mile straight segment.

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Returning to Weston, the club remained in convoy as they approached the seafront. At this point the various members peeled off and made their way home, having enjoyed near perfect cycling weather for most of their ride.

Today’s route was posted as 46 miles (75km) with 2,000ft (600m) of climbing. The group maintained an average speed of close to 16mph (25.5kph).

The Wheelers taking part were: Patrick, Andy B, John, Aron, Pete G, Ben, Jason, and Duncan R. First time riders Alan and Duncan M were made welcome on the ride.

Weston Wheelers membership is currently open and they are happy for non-club members to ride with them to see if group riding is something that they would like.

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