Weston Wheelers tackle Somerset 100 Charity Ride

Fourteen Weston Wheelers took part in the epic Somerset 100 Charity Ride last weekend.

Last week saw four Weston Wheelers take part in the Sunday club ride and 14 riders do the epic Somerset 100 Charity Ride.

The Wheelers headed out from Wedmore across the Somerset Levels. They were greeted with spectacular Somerset countryside as they rode towards Langford through Martock and then north to Somerton.

The last 60 miles proved to be the hilliest as they passed Bruton towards Frome and then west to Wells. The last 10 miles were back across the levels to the finish at Wedmore. The ride totalled 100 miles climbing 3,800 ft at an average speed of 16.6mph.

This weekend proved to be the busiest yet for the Wheelers with another four members completing the Taunton flyer on Saturday.

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Congratulations to Andrew and Phil for completing their first century rides.

The club ride was organised by Ben and took the riders out of Weston through Puxton to Sandford. The first climb was up Shipham Lane over Cuck Hill, with a short but steep climb up Long Bottom.

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Next it was over the Mendips where the wild orchids are growing, down through Chew Magna heading back to Weston through Brockley Combe, Yatton and finally along the A370 back home to Weston. The ride totalled 46 miles, climbing 1,800ft at an average speed of 15.7mph

Big thanks go to Ben, Steve, Greg and Neil.

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