Author Archives: Duncan Robertson

Weekly Challenge

Whilst the club is unable to organise group rides, we will be trying to encourage some sort of cycling amongst the membership.

We will be publishing a weekly challenge route, that can be ridden at any time during the week, with flexible start and finish points. Generally, as long as there appears to be a genuine attempt at the route, with the feature climb, etc, having been completed (this week Wrington Hil) and 90% of the designated route distance achieved, the ride will count towards the Points Competition.

More details on the Facebook groups and from the Secretary or Competition Manager on request.

Completion of the route will attract ten points towards the Points Competition and another five awarded for the most liked photograph on the Facebook post.

This week, we are having a trial run before the competition season starts proper next Monday. Just tag your Strava record with #WWCOMP. If you are a Strava user but not a Facebook user, forward your photograph to either the Competition Manager or the Secretary for posting on the Facebook group.

https://www.strava.com/routes/24553094

Total distance: 30.22 mi
Max elevation: 509 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 1322 ft
Total descent: -1322 ft
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Group Rides Suspended

Group Rides - Coronavirus / COVID-19

After receiving advice from various cycling organisations, the club committee has made the decision to temporarily suspend our club group rides.

It is hoped that we can still, as individuals, continue cycling and maintain our fitness, but riding in groups is being discouraged. It may shortly not be possible to include café stops with groups of people anyway.

The club competition season is scheduled to start on the 30th of March, and as this is predominantly an individual effort it is hoped we can still run our competitions. There is a complication with the Points Competition but we are looking at ways to include this.

We will update the club with any developments as soon as we can.

Sunday Club Ride : 15th March 2020

I'm not sure if there is going to be any takers for this Sunday's ride. There are a few of the regular faces going to be absent.

But, here is a route suggestion for this week.

Café stop near Chew Valley.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32118595

https://www.strava.com/routes/22732301

N.B. The route from RideWithGPS should give Wahoo units turn prompts.

Total distance: 50.67 mi
Max elevation: 922 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 2697 ft
Total descent: -2697 ft
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Saturday Morning Club Ride : 14th March 2020

The weather looks OK again this week, in between days of rain and wind.

Here is the proposed route for this week's Saturday club ride.

https://www.strava.com/routes/24306554

Total distance: 33.53 mi
Max elevation: 184 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 1171 ft
Total descent: -1171 ft
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Saturday Morning Club Ride : 7th March 2020

Finally.

Some half decent weather for a Saturday morning.

With the expected wind direction, a route to Mark seems like a good option.

Meet up at 8:30am, outside Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/21372999


Total distance: 32.88 mi
Max elevation: 66 ft
Min elevation: 7 ft
Total climbing: 495 ft
Total descent: -495 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 16th February 2020

Although the weather forecast isn't exactly great, Dave H has suggested this route as he's going out, whatever.

There is the possibility this might change, so check back closer to the day for any amendments.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School.

https://www.strava.com/routes/23868767

Total distance: 54.38 mi
Max elevation: 879 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 3337 ft
Total descent: -3337 ft
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Weekend 15/16th February 2020

With the weather warnings currently in place, there are currently no club rides planned this weekend.

If any club members are intending to go out and would like to propose a route for posting, please contact the Secretary.

If the situation changes/improves, a route may be posted nearer the weekend.

Saturday Club Ride : 8th February 2020

Here is the route for this week's Saturday morning club ride.

Meet up at 8:30, outside Priory School.

https://www.strava.com/routes/23526528

Total distance: 32.89 mi
Max elevation: 184 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 1053 ft
Total descent: -1053 ft
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