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Wheelers Enmore Dash

Today's Easter Club Ride, took us to the beautiful Quantocks. The weather forecast predicted rain, but when we left from Priory School at 9.00am (bst) the blue sky was starting to show through the clouds. The route took us out through St Georges over to Christon and Loxton and around Brent Knoll. Crossing over the A39 we headed for West Huntspill towards Woolavington riding into a cruel headwind. We ploughed on through the wind on to Bridgwater, and over to the beautiful Quantocks. Next it was the main event, Enmore Hill!!  A category 4 climb for over a mile. Once at the summit and about half way round the route it was time for a cafe stop with a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake. The journey home  kicked off with a fantastic descent down through the Quantock Hills and Villages back into Bridgwater. The final fifteen miles home there was a welcome tail wind that took us through Mark and  the back lanes into Weston. This weeks ride totaled 65 miles, with 2,500ft of climbing,  at an average speed of 15.5mph. A big thanks go to Jeremy, Jason, Aron, Andy, Paul D, Pete G and Pete M. The Wheelers are currently taking on new members, so why not come along one Sunday morning and join the group.  

Wheelers Sunday Club Ride 27/03/16

Enmore Dash
Total distance: 62.78 mi
Max elevation: 853 ft
Min elevation: 7 ft
Total climbing: 2589 ft
Total descent: -2585 ft

Double Cheddar 20/03/16

  This weeks route was a ride of epic proportions thanks to route design Guru Paul Stone. We started as usual from Priory School at 9am and this time headed out towards Kewstoke and Sand Bay. A quick blast along the Toll Rd and along the busy seafront we then tackled our first climb of the day up the Bleadon Hill. We then headed to Axbridge, desending through the village, towards our first real challenge Cheddar Gorge. The famous climb included a few stray goats and lots of tourist enjoying the attraction, but it was heads down for the group as we pushed on up the climb. Once at the top we took a left towards Charter House, where we encountered a British Cycling Organised road race. A couple of the lads took great pleasure in racing for a sprint finish using the markers set out for the race. This took us on to the highest point of the ride and some spectacular views across Chew Valley and beyond. Next was a fast desent into Blagdon Village and a ride along side the Blagdon Lake. We then turned right and the heart break of Harp Tree Hill was our next climbing challenge. Once back on top of the Mendips, we headed back down the Gorge where we stopped for a well deserved cup of tea and a slice of cake in the warmth of the Simply Gorgeous Cafe. Our jouney home took us back passed Axbridge towards Winscombe, one last quick climb passed Banwell Castle and back into Weston. This weeks ride totaled 52 miles at an average of 15mph with 3500ft of climbing. A big thanks go to Jason, Paul G, Paul S, Paul D, Rob, Pat, Duncan , Steve, Andy J , Andy B, Pete, Dave and Aron.

Wheelers Sunday Club Ride 20/03/2016

Watch out! Pauls back on route design duty! Looks like a beauty.  
Total distance: 49.15 mi
Max elevation: 906 ft
Min elevation: 3 ft
Total climbing: 4012 ft
Total descent: -4012 ft

One lump or two?

  This weeks ride was the warmest and sunniest so far this year! Leaving from Priory School at 9 am we headed out of Worle via St Georges and Wick St Lawrence onto the A370. We then took a left after Puxton Park and took the back lanes and climbed up past Banwells caves to Christon then Loxton. Our next climb took us up over Brent Knoll where we encountered the Freaky Peaky Dualothon competitors running down the hill!. Next we rode to Highbridge taking a right at Mark and across the beautiful somerset levels. A quick puncture repair was needed on one of the carbon bikes making its summer debut before the scheduled stop for a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake at Sweets Cafe. A challenging climb up Mudgley Hill warmed our legs up before the ride home through Wedmore passed the Windmill and on to Crooks Peak. Our final climb up Bleadon Hill and then the descent into Uphill took us back  into Weston and a very busy seafront. This weeks ride totaled 50 miles climbing 1800 ft at an average speed of 15.5 mph. A big thanks to Paul D, Andy, Paul S, Pat, Steve, Jason and Pete.

Sunday Club Ride 13/03/16

One Lump or two? Leave Priory School 9 am, non members welcome to join in
Total distance: 47.46 mi
Max elevation: 256 ft
Min elevation: 3 ft
Total climbing: 1923 ft
Total descent: -1929 ft

Great Weston Ride 2016

The club has decided to support the GWR event this year. Some members are cycling from Priory School to the event start at long Ashton park and ride. Some are using the event transport to travel up and some are making their own way. If we could all meet up and set off together that would be great. Club jerseys are available at The Independent Bike Co in town at the special members price of £30 Hope to see you all there Calendar link here

Click below for event Website to join


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