This weeks route was designed by Steve Barnes and took in the two tunnels on the Bath to Bristol cycle path. Leaving Weston on the A370 we headed for Wrington with a lovely tail wind to aid us on our way. We the met up with Katie Chrissy and Phil our out of town members taking this weeks riders up to 15. Our first climb was up to Redhill a long slog but we all made it. A quick sprint along the A38 and we had our first puncture Andy J quickly changed his tube and we were back on pace and taking a right at the airport flew down the descent to Chew Magna. Once passed the lake and heading north east we were in unknown territory and so were heavily reliant on our sat navs. We rode through some lovely countryside and villages finally arriving in Bath and the start of the cycle path. At this point we had covered 39 miles so stopped for a well earned cup of tea and a slice of cake. The cycle path to bristol uses an old railway line and took us along the river Avon and over to a rest stop and a photo opportunity at the old Warmley Station. At this point our sat navs decided to take us a little bit further north than we were supposed to be but after a quick check of the map we were back on track and on it way to the centre of Bristol. After negotiating the Cumberland Bason it we were homeward bound back along the A370 to Weston. The ride was great fun this week covering 77 miles and 3500 ft of climbing.
Thanks Steve for a great route!