This week’s ride was planned by route designer extraordinaire Ben Nicholas
Leaving from Priory School at 9.00am the weather was sunny with a 6 degree chill in the air and a 12mph breeze. We headed out though Banwell with a slight detour as the road to Sandford was closed. Once back on track we headed for the big climbing challenge up Burrington Combe. There was a definite drop in temperature when we reached the top of the Mendips, but we soon warmed up as we headed on towards Wells. Joining the A39 we enjoyed a fantastic descent into Wells reaching a top speed of 43mph. We then re grouped and headed out to Wookey Hole, on to Draycott and then turned left for Wedmore.
Next we had our planned and well earned tea and cake stop. Alas cake was off the menu which left us wiith the rather questionable gingerbread. Once refreshed we continued with the final leg of the route which was mostly flat taking us through Mark and Highbridge and then onto Brent Knoll. Finally we headed back to Weston via Lympsham and Uphill and along the sunny seafront.
This week’s ride totalled 56miles, climbing 2300 feet with an average speed of 15.9mph. A big thanks go to Andy B, Ben, Patrick, Duncan, Dave H, Phil, Neil, Jason, Paul,Wayne, Pete and a hearty welcome to new members Laura and Alex.
The wheelers are currently taking on new members. We Meet at Priory School on Sunday 9.00am and Wednesday at 6.00pm.
For more information please visit www.westonwheelers.cc