One-way ticket for cyclists

Weston Wheelers.

Weston Wheelers. - Credit: Archant

Weston Wheelers took the train to Taunton to start their latest weekly excursion.

Weston Wheelers latest ride started with a train journey to Taunton and then riding back to Weston.

The first real challenge was Triscombe Hill and soon after came the downhill spectacular through the picturesque Great Wood forest, going on to reach the scheduled cake stop. However there was another 2 miles of climbing before we would reach our cake reward.

Next came a three-mile descent into North Petherton crossing over the M5 and on to Othery. Staying on the A361, the riders worked together in a group pedalling against a tough head wind all the way to Pedwell.

The final journey back to Weston took them through some beautiful villages and the final climb over the steep side of Brent Knoll, through Lympsham and home.

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The ride totalled 60 miles and averaged 15.7 mph and 2,841 ft of climbing.

Thanks go to Alex, Paul G, Duncan, Andy J, Wayne, Dave, Andy P, Pete and Zoe the train conductor.

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The Wheelers meet every Sunday at 9am and Wednesday at 6pm at Priory School. So why not join us for a ride.

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