Wheelers repeat a previous route

PUBLISHED: 09:18 29 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:18 29 July 2016

Weston Wheelers.

Weston Wheelers.


Weston Wheelers repeated a route they previously cycled back in January.

This week’s Weston Wheelers’ ride was a re-run of a route first cycled in January when the weather was a bit nippier.

Ten riders set off from Priory at 9am and included our new young rider Ben on his first outing and only his second week in the saddle.

Heading out through St Georges and under grey skies, the riders crossed the A370 and over a couple of small climbs through Christon and Loxton. With cake on their minds, they quickly got into formation and flew through Wedmore up over Mudgley Hill to arrive at Sweets Café for tea and cake.

Feeling refreshed, they continued their journey in a southerly direction towards Bridgwater and then to Woolavington, when the heavens opened. Soaking wet, but with the wind behind, they headed home via Burnham seafront and Lympsham.

This week’s ride was a great day of PRs with several members beating their best times on Strava. Because of the tail wind, the ride averaged 17.7mph over a 52-mile route, climbing 1800ft.

The Wheelers meet every Wednesday evening and Sunday morning, why not join us for a ride.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Weston Mercury. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Weston Mercury