Two-part ride for Weston Wheelers

Weston Wheelers.

Weston Wheelers. - Credit: Archant

Weston Wheelers’ latest ride was presented in two parts.

A beautiful sunny, if cool, morning greeted the Weston Wheelers, as they assembled at Priory School for the regular Sunday morning club ride.

The ride this week was presented as a two-parter. The first section of the ride designed to be more suitable for less experienced riders and those with time constraints.

The second section was an opportunity for members of the club to stretch their legs in anticipation of the forthcoming Somerset 100 charity sportive event, where a number of the club members are intending to complete the 100-mile course.

A party of 10 Wheelers set off at 9am and headed towards Chew Valley Lake, passing through Banwell and Churchill before going through Blagdon and onto West Harptree.

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Enjoying the descent from West Harptree, the riders circled the azure blue of Chew Valley Lake, before heading west towards Blagdon Lake and back towards Congresbury and West Hewish, returning to their start point after 40 miles.

The Wheelers are holding a number of club competitions this year, an element of which is a sprint along a section of road near Batch. Although the group enjoyed the relatively flat and straight segment, and several riders produced their best times, the 50 miles in their collective legs meant that only a few personal best times were achieved.

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Reaching Berrow, the club turned east towards Brent Knoll and the last significant climb of the day. Following the descent, a good pace was maintained towards Loxton and Christon. Skirting Banwell via the caves, the group now headed back into Weston.

The ride, in glorious spring weather, was a total of 72 miles with 2,250ft of climbing.

The Weston Wheelers welcome new riders to come along and try group riding, in a friendly and inclusive cycling club. For more information visit

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