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Sunday club ride : 29th January 2023

Here is the proposed route for this week Sunday club ride. I've tried to select a route that avoids the wet, muddy, by-ways that abound in Somerset at the moment. No guarantee of course, but we do what we can.

Café stop after half point.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/3053822500927800092

Total distance: 51.18 mi
Max elevation: 217 ft
Min elevation: 8 ft
Total climbing: 2036 ft
Total descent: -2037 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 28th January 2023

Although it may be on the cool side early on, and there may be some mist about, here is the proposed route for Saturday morning's club group ride.

I rode the area north and east of Congresbury this week and there's still a lot of water about and muddy sections. So, we'll avoid that area this week.

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

Lights might be a good idea if it is, in fact, misty at the start.

It may be worth restating, as we do periodically, that this is an 'Introductory Level' ride. There is no expectation of speed or experience. We aim to start and finish together.

https://www.strava.com/routes/3053816429828533446

Total distance: 31.39 mi
Max elevation: 179 ft
Min elevation: 14 ft
Total climbing: 895 ft
Total descent: -896 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 22nd January 2023

With the forecast temperature to be above zero degrees for 24 hours beforehand, I think it's worth trying to stick to our usual start time. But obviously we'll need to assess the road conditions on the day.

It's not a particularly long route, but we are also having to contend with the cold to compensate. Café stop around half way.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/3051275482238304366

Total distance: 49.38 mi
Max elevation: 66 ft
Min elevation: 14 ft
Total climbing: 514 ft
Total descent: -515 ft
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Saturday PM Club Ride : 21st January 2023

Note : Start time variation!

In case anyone is wanting a group ride on Saturday afternoon, and not the potentially foggy AM usual start time, here is the route for an alternative, possibly one-off, afternoon ride.

As Pill Rd, between Mark and Rooksbridge is probably going to be closed and impassable, there's the opportunity to enjoy the coast road along Brean, but still enjoy a 30 mile ride. Hopefully, the holiday lets will be quiet at this time of year.

Meet up at 1pm, outside Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/3051267268212001658

 

Total distance: 31.12 mi
Max elevation: 66 ft
Min elevation: 17 ft
Total climbing: 333 ft
Total descent: -335 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 15th Jan 2023

With a mainly dry day, if a little breezy, here is the proposed route for this weeks, Sunday club group ride.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School

I have tried to avoid too much in the way of potentially muddy areas, although with the amount of rain we've had, there's always the possibility of dirty roads.

https://www.strava.com/routes/3048917285110708932?v2=true

Total distance: 47.11 mi
Max elevation: 217 ft
Min elevation: 8 ft
Total climbing: 2020 ft
Total descent: -2019 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 8th January 2023

Here is the proposed route for this Sunday.

The route is slightly shorter than usual, but I'm trying to avoid too much muddiness, and headwinds.

As usual, meet up at 9am, outside Priory School

(In the spirit of full disclosure, I'm going to be out late on Saturday night, so there is a slight question mark whether I will make it for 9am - so please ensure you have the route with you)

https://www.strava.com/routes/3046500635290119048?v2=true

Total distance: 47.56 mi
Max elevation: 569 ft
Min elevation: 15 ft
Total climbing: 2167 ft
Total descent: -2168 ft
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Saturday club ride – cancelled

Saturday Club Ride 7th Jan 2023 - cancelled

Unfortunately, the weather forecast for tomorrow morning is consistently wet and windy.

So, to avoid anyone turning up and finding themselves lonely, I think it better to cancel the group ride tomorrow at this point.

Fingers crossed for next week.

Saturday Club Ride : 7th Jan 2023

There is a question mark over the weather, but in case the weather isn't too bad, here is the proposed route for this Saturday's club group ride. If the weather is bad, i.e. raining and windy, feel free to bail.

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

https://www.strava.com/routes/3025893677172149548?v2=true

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 : 1st January 2023

Unfortunately, although the weather may be passable, there won't be a café stop this Sunday. I've checked the usual café stops and they all seem to be closed on New Years day.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School.

https://www.strava.com/routes/3043585423652067718

Total distance: 55.12 mi
Max elevation: 116 ft
Min elevation: 4 ft
Total climbing: 945 ft
Total descent: -945 ft
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