Category Archives: Dolphin 40-60 miles

Sunday Club Ride : 5th March 2017

Although the weather forecast is not good, here is the route for Sunday for any hardy individuals that laugh in the face of wind and rain.

https://www.strava.com/routes/7791575

Total distance: 51.8 mi
Max elevation: 210 ft
Min elevation: 3 ft
Total climbing: 2195 ft
Total descent: -2195 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 19th February 2017

This Sunday’s ride has been created by Katie and takes in a new cafe stop near Timsbury.

Meet, as usual, outside Priory School at 9am.

Route on Strava : https://www.strava.com/routes/7285184

Total distance: 51.54 mi
Max elevation: 961 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 3330 ft
Total descent: -3330 ft
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Club Ride : 15th January 2017

Sunday Club Ride:

Thanks to Steve B and Katie for the route this week.

Out of a choice of two, I think this may be the best for the weather forecast.

Cafe stop near Cannington.

9am from Priory School.

https://www.strava.com/routes/7391207

Total distance: 55.12 mi
Max elevation: 253 ft
Min elevation: 3 ft
Total climbing: 2152 ft
Total descent: -2123 ft
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Club Ride : Sunday 8th Jan 2017

Here is the route for Sunday’s club ride.

https://www.strava.com/routes/7335941

Meet at Priory School 9am

Total distance: 55.04 mi
Max elevation: 272 ft
Min elevation: 3 ft
Total climbing: 2116 ft
Total descent: -2119 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 13th November 2016

Here is Sunday’s route.

We may have to be flexible to get around possible road closures, as it’s Remembrance weekend.

Cafe stop at Moondance Cafe, Chew Magna

Strava route : https://www.strava.com/routes/6980790

Total distance: 52.09 mi
Max elevation: 587 ft
Min elevation: 3 ft
Total climbing: 2972 ft
Total descent: -2969 ft
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Sunday Club Ride 30th of October 2016

This weeks route takes us to Bristol, via the Avonmouth bridge and a new cafe destination on Wapping Wharf.

Strava route : https://www.strava.com/routes/6896616

Depart Priory School 9am. (Don’t for get clocks go back Saturday Night)

Total distance: 53.88 mi
Max elevation: 207 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 2927 ft
Total descent: -2923 ft
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Sunday Club Ride 16th October 2016

Sunday Club Ride.

This week, Steve Barnes has crafted a ride over to Midsomer Norton that’s a bit different.

Weather looks a bit ‘iffy’ but the forecast is changing all the time!

9am at Priory School. Probable cafe stop

https://www.strava.com/routes/6789649

Total distance: 56.54 mi
Max elevation: 948 ft
Min elevation: 13 ft
Total climbing: 3632 ft
Total descent: -3632 ft
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Club Ride : Sunday 28th August 2016

Pete Gillespie’s route, taking in Wells and the Mendips.

Meet 9am Priory School.

https://www.strava.com/routes/6284003

Total distance: 46.27 mi
Max elevation: 899 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 2799 ft
Total descent: -2799 ft
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Club Ride 21st August 2016

Sunday morning club ride : 45 Miles /72 km – meet at Priory School entrance 9am.

Guest riders welcome

Total distance: 44.7 mi
Max elevation: 879 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 2562 ft
Total descent: -2559 ft
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Sunday club ride New kit special !

Weston Wheelers Cycling Club – Ride report 7th August 2016.

A little early morning drizzle could not dampen the spirits of the sixteen riders that assembled at Priory School on Sunday morning; for the Weston Wheelers Cycling Club regular group ride. The club ride had special significance due to the arrival of the newly redesigned club riding kit. A suitably enthused group of riders left Weston Super Mare via the quiet roads towards Wick St Lawrence and headed towards Congresbury. Taking the turning towards Brinsea, the club commenced the long ascent up to Shipham. What goes up, must come down, and even with slightly damp conditions, speeds approaching 40MPH brought smiles to faces before inevitably, the riders slowed as they neared Cheddar.

Making progress as a group, the club, made a lesser ascent through Rodney Stoke, passing through Clewer and Cocklake before taking to the Somerset Levels and the arrow straight back roads. It was a little unfortunate that the strengthening wind reduced the riders average speed, but it did provide an opportunity to their ‘through and off’ technique as they took turns to take the brunt of the headwind.

Glastonbury Tor, visible for miles on the flat terrain, provided a focus for the clubs efforts and the relatively quiet Sunday traffic, meant the riders made good time to the base of the tor. The short, sharp, incline to the top of the road encircling the tor certainly woke the legs up, if it were needed; pausing at the top to catch their breath and for a brief photo call. Descending the tor a welcome cafe stop in the centre of the town provided a brief respite from their labours.

An improving weather situation, barring the gusty wind, had long since dried the roads and with the sun on their faces, the club enjoyed a beverage in the August sun. Refreshed and with water bottles refilled the Wheelers commenced the ride home. Although the wind was now consistently in their faces and flat terrain enabled a rapid pace to be set through Meare and Mark, and before long, Brent Knoll approached.

Skirting the knoll, even though a tongue in cheek suggestion was made to ride over the obstruction, the riders now turned northward and with a final stretch of their legs along a sprint segment, the club returned to Weston Super Mare.

The Wheelers welcomed Mat to his first Wheelers group ride today. And although he had to battle through a nagging old injury, Mat completed the ride in the company of the group. Several new club members also took part in the ride, having previously ridden with the club on a number of occasions

The route covered 60 miles with a wind affected average speed of around 16 MPH, with approximately 1600 feet of ascent.

Any local riders wanting to try group riding are welcome to ride as a guest with the Weston Wheelers on their regular club rides; Sunday at 9am and Wednesday at 6pm – meeting outside Priory School. Details can be found on their website;http://westonwheelers.cc/

Duncan Robertson

Club Secretary