Author Archives: Duncan Robertson

Sunday Club Ride : 4th December 2022

Here is the proposed route for this Sunday's club group ride. I've tried to avoid potential muddy sections, given the amount of rain we've had recently. I'm not aware of any on this particular route, but there are a number of roadworks that have sprung up recently, so there's the potential of a small possibility of a deviation from the planned route - as is often the case.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/3033656369135706352

Total distance: 50.72 mi
Max elevation: 262 ft
Min elevation: 8 ft
Total climbing: 1413 ft
Total descent: -1414 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 3rd December 2022

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

Meet up at 8:30am, outside Priory School.

https://www.strava.com/routes/3005588745652898020

Total distance: 31.83 mi
Max elevation: 210 ft
Min elevation: 14 ft
Total climbing: 972 ft
Total descent: -972 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 27th November 2022

Here is the proposed route for this Sunday's club group ride.

The weather is forecast to be dry and only moderate winds. There might be some damp patches still, given the amount of rain recently, but we stick mainly to decent roads.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School. Café stop near Westhay

https://www.strava.com/routes/3028664172378104840

 

Total distance: 47.68 mi
Max elevation: 217 ft
Min elevation: 8 ft
Total climbing: 2029 ft
Total descent: -2028 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 26th November 2022

With a break in the wet weather, here is the planned route for this Saturday's club group ride.

I've tried to engineer a couple of straight tail-wind sections for a bit of fun, but also tried to minimise head-winds just in case the wind is stronger than forecast. There is always the possibility of a wet section, given the recent rain, so, if you have any, mudguards might be appropriate.

A reminder again, that this is an introductory level ride. There is no 'too slow' and everyone is welcome. The speed of the group will depend on participants.

Meet up at 8:30am, outside Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/3030832819344061434

Total distance: 29.11 mi
Max elevation: 141 ft
Min elevation: 15 ft
Total climbing: 787 ft
Total descent: -787 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 20th November 2022

The weather forecast is 'not good' for this Sunday. With that in mind, here is a suggestion for any hardy soul that is desperate to get out.

The route aims to minimise headwinds, although this means that in a couple of places, the crosswind will be 'noticeable!'

This may be a self-guided ride, so please ensure you have the route with you in some way. I wouldn't anticipate too may takers for this weeks ride.

https://www.strava.com/routes/3028664172378104840

 

Total distance: 47.68 mi
Max elevation: 217 ft
Min elevation: 8 ft
Total climbing: 2029 ft
Total descent: -2028 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 19th November 2022

After a few days, of inclement weather, this Saturday looks to be a welcome respite and should be decent for riding

Here is the proposed route for this Saturday morning's club group ride. Café stop at around halfway.

There was/is a signed road closure along Pill Rd on the return leg towards Rooksbridge, but I've been through there twice since the work on a bridge started and have been able to go though both times - last time it actually appeared to be complete. But there is an outside chance that we may have need to vary the route.

Meet up at 8:30, outside Priory School.

https://www.strava.com/routes/3020726748359361274

Total distance: 34.25 mi
Max elevation: 66 ft
Min elevation: 15 ft
Total climbing: 373 ft
Total descent: -374 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 13th November 2022

Here is the suggested route for this this Sunday morning ride. There may be some breeze around but it is supposed to be dry. Café stop at Wookey.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/2991268754664550770

Total distance: 52.74 mi
Max elevation: 858 ft
Min elevation: 13 ft
Total climbing: 2723 ft
Total descent: -2725 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 12th November 2022

We seem to have a weather window opening for this weekend, so here's the proposed route for this week's Saturday morning group ride.

Meet up at 8:30am, outside Priory School.

Note. The Saturday morning club rides are at an introductory level. We will go at a pace that all participants can maintain. There is no 'top slow' for participants. Consequently, we won't be screaming off down the road, leaving anyone behind. If you want to try to set a personal best along a particular stretch, you are welcome. We will reform at the next junction or at the top of the next slope. All are welcome to come and try a group ride out.

https://www.strava.com/routes/3025893677172149548

Total distance: 32.54 mi
Max elevation: 179 ft
Min elevation: 15 ft
Total climbing: 759 ft
Total descent: -759 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 30th October 2022

Here is the proposed route for this Sunday morning's group ride.

I've tried to stick to better roads, as it's been so wet over the last few day. Let's see how that pans out.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/2826039308680789870

Total distance: 49.91 mi
Max elevation: 587 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 2864 ft
Total descent: -2867 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 29th October 2022

Apologies for a late posting of this route, I had a major IT outage with my PC.

Here is the proposed route for Saturday morning. Meet up at 8:30am, outside Priory School.

As it's Café stop week, we'll be looking to have a coffee, etc at Rich's.

We should pick up a tail wind on the return leg - which is nice!

https://www.strava.com/routes/3020726748359361274

 

Total distance: 34.25 mi
Max elevation: 66 ft
Min elevation: 15 ft
Total climbing: 373 ft
Total descent: -374 ft
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