Author Archives: Duncan Robertson

Sunday Club Ride : 3rd July 2022

Here is the proposed route for this Sunday. There may be the odd shower about but it's supposed to be mostly sunny with a moderate breeze.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/22656815

Total distance: 55.15 mi
Max elevation: 259 ft
Min elevation: 7 ft
Total climbing: 2064 ft
Total descent: -2067 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 2nd July 2022

With the prospect of typical British summer weather, i.e. breezy and a possibility of rain, here is the proposed route for this week.

I've chosen a route that has generally less potentially muddy roads, given the recent rain, even if there is an element of headwind in the first half. But we should be flying on the way back!

Meet up at 8:30am, outside Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/2751692188734126936

Total distance: 31.84 mi
Max elevation: 68 ft
Min elevation: 13 ft
Total climbing: 502 ft
Total descent: -501 ft
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Sunday club ride : 26th June 2022

One of the suggestions of the recent ride preference survey was for an occasional shorter ride.

With that in mind and the potential for some sort of dampness, here is a shorter than usual route that can be easily extended to achieve the traditional 50 miles distance by tagging on a loop at the end of the ride.

Cafe stop near Chew Lake

Meet up at 9am outside Priory School.

https://www.strava.com/routes/2755174382985724190

Total distance: 42.66 mi
Max elevation: 568 ft
Min elevation: 13 ft
Total climbing: 1880 ft
Total descent: -1880 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 25th June 2022

It's the Glastonbury Music Festival weekend, so the weather is 'unsettled' as is traditional.

The route has been selected to try to reduce the exposure to a potentially strong southerly headwind - we'll see how that goes!

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

https://www.strava.com/routes/2724025488804458396

Total distance: 30.64 mi
Max elevation: 177 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 994 ft
Total descent: -997 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 19th of June

Here is the route for Sunday's club ride. I've tried to find a balance between avoiding potentially muddy lanes, headwinds, etc.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/29056777

Total distance: 54.82 mi
Max elevation: 179 ft
Min elevation: 4 ft
Total climbing: 1652 ft
Total descent: -1652 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 18th June 2022

Although the weather forecasts are not unanimous in their prediction for Saturday morning, today the current forecast for tomorrow is reasonable.

So, providing there isn't actually a howling gale at 8:30am, a club ride looks possible. The problematic weather system now looks to arrive later on Saturday evening.

Meet up at 8:30am, outside Priory School

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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2022 Ride preference survey.

To back up posts on Facebook, we have produced a ride preference survey to help us to better provide rides and routes that the membership want.

Please keep an eye on your email for a link to the survey.

It should take around three minutes to complete, depending on how much you want to add to the comment boxes.

Summer Membership Sale!

Times are hard and half the year has already gone.

For the first time, we present the Weston Wheelers Summer Sale.

It is not unusual for a membership discount to be given for joiners in the last couple of months of any year, but this year we're going big!

Adult membership now only £7.50 and Seniors (60+) only £5.

Normal renewal on 1st of January.

Contact the Secretary for details.

secretary.weston.wheelers@gmail.com

Weekend rides – as usual

The C2C2C ride is coming up on Saturday.


However, not everyone is going to fancy it, even with the promise of fish and chips on the Lyme Regis seafront.


So, I plan to put on the usual Saturday and Sunday rides for anyone who want a less arduous ride.

Route details in a couple of days........

Sunday Club Ride : 12th June 2022

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

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/2825777490112892806

Total distance: 51.94 mi
Max elevation: 217 ft
Min elevation: 7 ft
Total climbing: 1857 ft
Total descent: -1857 ft
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