Category Archives: News

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
Download

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.

**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
Download

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
Download


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
Download

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
Download

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
Download

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
Download

Wednesday Evening Club Ride: 4th March 2020

With the possibility of some light rain this week, we're keeping it nice and simple with this easy leg turner. Get your lights on charge, and I’ll see you outside Priory School at 18:00. ( New members welcome ).

https://www.strava.com/routes/22968391

Total distance: 30.09 mi
Max elevation: 148 ft
Min elevation: 7 ft
Total climbing: 814 ft
Total descent: -814 ft
Download

Sunday Club Ride: 1st March 2020

A nice easy route to Sweets this week. The plan is to tempt people out of hibernation, on this, the first day of the meteorological Spring. See you outside Priory at 09:00. ( Apologies for the late posting ).

https://www.strava.com/routes/24114605

Total distance: 52.24 mi
Max elevation: 207 ft
Min elevation: 3 ft
Total climbing: 1827 ft
Total descent: -1824 ft
Download