Author Archives: Dave Harmer

**CANCELLED***Sunday Club Ride: 4th October 2020

Hi Folks, this ride has been cancelled due to an Amber weather Warning of heavy rain and 40+ mph winds. Sorry.

Something for the time constrained this week. A 40 mile no café stop ride up the Gorge which should have you home for midday. There’s the possibility of an add on ride afterwards if there’s enough interest – we’ll decide on the day.

Rule of 6 applies – if we’ve more than that we’ll split into 2 groups

See you outside Priory School at 09:00

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34287559

Total distance: 40.65 mi
Max elevation: 909 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 2959 ft
Total descent: -2959 ft
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Wednesday Club Ride: 30th September 2020

How about a bit of Belmont hill this week? Aside from having been slightly neglected by the club of late, it's the chosen hill for the closed road Hill Climb event being staged by the UOBCC on 11th October. In a moment of madness, a couple of Wheelers have chucked their names into the hat. So why not come along Wednesday to see what they've let themselves in for.

See you outside of Priory School at 18:00  ( and don't forget your lights! )  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34279976

Total distance: 32.12 mi
Max elevation: 545 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 1365 ft
Total descent: -1368 ft
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Wednesday Evening Club Ride: 23rd September 2020

A chewy ride planned for Sunday, so we thought something a bit more inclusive for this Wednesday. Just a few weeks before the clocks change and we're plunged into darkness, so why not get your lights on charge and join us for this “not too hilly, not too flat” Goldilocks route?

I rode the route with a large bag of asphalt and a stiff broom earlier today, just to make personally sure there was nothing to interfere with your cycling pleasure!

Rule of 6 applies – if we’ve more than that we’ll split into 2 groups

See you outside Priory School at 6pm

https://www.strava.com/routes/17870682

Total distance: 31.86 mi
Max elevation: 207 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 1421 ft
Total descent: -1414 ft
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Sunday Club Ride 27th September 2020

Something a bit different this week - a ride over the Bridge to climb the famous “Tumble” near Abergavenny.

Start time is 09:00 from Aust ( parking just of the A403 down New Passage Road ), or 06:45 from Priory if you fancy a longer day out.

Anticipated refreshments will be an Ice-cream at the top of the tumble ( hopefully ) followed by a café stop in Abergavenny before heading for home.

Group size is limited to 6. If we’ve more on the day we’ll split in to two groups, maybe with one visiting the café before the climb.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34200996

Total distance: 63.57 mi
Max elevation: 1578 ft
Min elevation: 3 ft
Total climbing: 5597 ft
Total descent: -5627 ft
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Wednesday Evening Club Ride: 2nd September 2020

Just the one bump this week - but it’s a cheeky one, Naish hill.
Social distancing rules apply with max group size of 6. If we’ve more, we’ll split the group.


See you outside Priory School at 6pm ( and don’t forget your lights ).

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33975039

Total distance: 32.75 mi
Max elevation: 469 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 1532 ft
Total descent: -1535 ft
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Wednesday Evening Club Ride: 26/08/2020

We can’t promise you doughnuts this week, but the weather’s looking pretty good. I don’t want to alarm anyone, but you can count these evening rides ( i.e. before the clocks go back ) on your fingers and one thumb now. Be a shame to miss this one. ( maybe bring some lights for the later part of the ride )

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33902587

See you outside Priory School at 6pm.
Maximum group size of 6 applies, if we’ve more than that we’ll split. To facilitate this, if anyone who can bring the route does so, it’ll be a help.

Total distance: 32.47 mi
Max elevation: 909 ft
Min elevation: 13 ft
Total climbing: 2753 ft
Total descent: -2753 ft
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Sunday Club Ride: 26th July 2020

A ride to Mokoko in bristol this week ( Thanks to Lucas and Duncan for the collaboration ). Aside from coffee and cake, the route includes a ride over everyone’s favourite bridge, a flyby Chew Valley Lake and just enough climbing to pass for a workout. Add in the promising weather - and what’s not to like? Social distancing rules apply - if we've got more than 6 riders we'll split into smaller groups on the road.

See you outside Priory at 09:00.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33514609

Total distance: 56.99 mi
Max elevation: 505 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 3481 ft
Total descent: -3484 ft
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**CANCELLED**Wednesday Evening Club Ride: 18th March 2020

Hi Folks, sorry to say this ride is cancelled. A fuller statement regarding club rides will follow soon.

https://www.strava.com/routes/19492466

Total distance: 33.52 mi
Max elevation: 118 ft
Min elevation: 7 ft
Total climbing: 843 ft
Total descent: -846 ft
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Wednesday Evening Club Ride: 11th March 2020

Not many of these dark rides left now. Your favourite sloth could count them on the toes of one foot. I think we all know what this means? ……yes, that’s right! you’re running out of time to use those fancy lights your partner bought you for Christmas. So, make a big show of getting them on charge for this Wednesday - or risk socks and “grooming products” for Christmas 2020.

The forecast looks good, so see you outside of Priory School at 18:00 ( new members welcome ).

https://www.strava.com/routes/17870682

Total distance: 31.86 mi
Max elevation: 207 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 1421 ft
Total descent: -1414 ft
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Sunday Club Ride: 8th March 2020

The magnificent Cheddar Gorge is the main feature of this weeks ride. A challenging climb, but one for which you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views over the Somerset levels, a café stop at Sweets, and a nice easy return leg. What’s not to like!

Meetup outside Priory School at 09:00 ( New members welcome )

https://www.strava.com/routes/24204020

Total distance: 51.06 mi
Max elevation: 846 ft
Min elevation: 3 ft
Total climbing: 2116 ft
Total descent: -2119 ft
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