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Sunday Club Ride : 2nd October

Here is the route suggestion for the Sunday morning club ride.

The weather is supposed to be better than Saturday - less wind anyway - but there is a possibility of dampness in the first half. The route keeps to the better roads, as the lesser used byways may be muddy currently.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School.

Be aware this may be a self-guided ride.

https://www.strava.com/routes/3010682744542485792

 

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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Saturday Club Ride : 1st October 2022

Here is a suggestion of a route for this Saturday. The weather is not promising; strong wind and possibility of rain. But if any hardy souls want to turn out and possibly self navigate some sort of course, here is my best suggestion for a suitable route. The intention would be to limit exposure to headwinds, unless you're going down a slope; failing that you may get some shelter from the high hedges. (Speaking of which, it's hedge trimming season, maybe take a spare inner tube)

Meet up at 8:30 at Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/3000328659363332728

Total distance: 34.71 mi
Max elevation: 141 ft
Min elevation: 15 ft
Total climbing: 1021 ft
Total descent: -1021 ft
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Weekend Club Rides ?

Unfortunately, the Club Secretary has succumbed to minor illness and probably won't be riding this weekend.

There is, therefore, an opportunity for someone to nominate a direction of travel and possibly a stop for the rides(s) this weekend.

If you have something in mind, please let the Secretary know and he will do the necessary admin.

Wednesday Evening Ride: 28th September 2022

It’s the last of the regular Wednesday Evening rides this week, ufortunately ( I know, where did that season go! ). So how about a bit of Burrington Combe action?

It’s an open ride, so everyone’s welcome. See you outside Priory School at 18:00 ( and don’t forget your lights! )

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41043904

Total distance: 29.74 mi
Max elevation: 911 ft
Min elevation: 13 ft
Total climbing: 1625 ft
Total descent: -1626 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 25th September 2022

With a decent weather day in prospect, here is the route for this week's Sunday group ride; up onto the Mendips and café stop at Farrington Gurney.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School.

https://www.strava.com/routes/2980411307579677638

Total distance: 49.27 mi
Max elevation: 928 ft
Min elevation: 15 ft
Total climbing: 2780 ft
Total descent: -2780 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 24th September 2022

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

This week is a new route. Slightly longer than normal but with a mid-ride café stop. It's a game of two halves with a flat run home.

Meet up outside Priory School at 8:30am.

The return leg does include a stretch along the A370, due to the possible closure of Accommodation Rd - although it was open earlier in the week. If we are all in agreement we can take the usual route via Lympsham and be prepared to take the cycle way back into Uphill if the bridge is blocked.

https://www.strava.com/routes/3008128513192392438

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Wednesday Evening Ride: 21st September 2022

After Draycott last week, something a little easier on the legs is planned for this Wednesday - a flattish ride out to Brent Knoll, with just enough bumps to keep us honest.

It’s an open ride which means everyone’s invited, so hopefully see you outside Priory School at 18:00 ( don’t forget your lights )

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40978888

Total distance: 30.56 mi
Max elevation: 209 ft
Min elevation: 13 ft
Total climbing: 1693 ft
Total descent: -1693 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 18th September 2022

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

There's a fair bit of new roads to try. But what could possibly go wrong?

Café stop on the downs. I've tried to avoid riding through Bristol as much as I can, as it has become quite a slow process on the last few occasions.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School.

https://www.strava.com/routes/3005945879420635928

Total distance: 50.19 mi
Max elevation: 584 ft
Min elevation: 15 ft
Total climbing: 2431 ft
Total descent: -2431 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 17th September 2022

Here is the proposed route for this week's Saturday morning 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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Wednesday Evening Ride: 14th September 2022

The Autumn is finally upon us folks, which in cycling terms means the start of the Hill Climb season. We may not have a competitive Hill Climb event for you, but what we do have is the annual pilgrimage to THAT hill. Yes, you know the one I’m talking about, the innocuously named “New Road” ….better and more descriptively known as “Draycott Steep”. Should be fun!

Once again it’s on open ride, so everyone’s welcome. See you outside Priory School at 18:00 ( don’t forget your lights! )

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40909171

Total distance: 32.32 mi
Max elevation: 854 ft
Min elevation: 13 ft
Total climbing: 2887 ft
Total descent: -2887 ft
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