Author Archives: Duncan Robertson

Saturday Club Ride probably off

The Saturday ride is run for a number of reasons; as an introductory ride, training ride, development ride, experience ride or even recovery ride.

The current weather forecast wouldn't really benefit anyone looking for the above.

Consequently, it looks unlikely that there will be a club ride this Saturday morning.

If the weather forecast suddenly improves and it looks appreciably better than currently, then I will post a ride no later than Friday evening. So, it may be worth checking back here if you notice an unexpected improvement in the forecast.

Sunday Club Ride : 2nd May 2021

I think the Met office has now decided that the weather this Sunday is going to be OK, but don't quote me on that.

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

Cafe stop near Lower Godney. Table booked.

If you have the technology, please bring the route.

Meet up, as usual, outside Priory School main gate at 9am.

https://www.strava.com/routes/2823245278426658724

Total distance: 51.73 mi
Max elevation: 912 ft
Min elevation: 3 ft
Total climbing: 1736 ft
Total descent: -1736 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 1st May 2021

The weather is a big dodgy at the moment, but the forecast for Saturday morning looks OK.

Here is the route for this week.

Meet up outside Priory School main gates at 8:30am

https://www.strava.com/routes/2822592418960526792


Total distance: 33.47 mi
Max elevation: 66 ft
Min elevation: 13 ft
Total climbing: 397 ft
Total descent: -397 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 25th April 2021

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

There is a bit of a breeze forecast, so I've tried to minimise potential headwinds - let's see how that goes!

Meet up outside Priory School main gates at 9am.

Café stop near Mark.

Please bring the route if you have the technology, or a good memory.

https://www.strava.com/routes/2819939048483383996

Total distance: 50.5 mi
Max elevation: 574 ft
Min elevation: 7 ft
Total climbing: 2352 ft
Total descent: -2352 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 24th April 2021

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

Meet up outside Priory School main gate @ 8:30am

Note : I've made a couple of small changes to the route, as Strava messed the original one up.

https://www.strava.com/routes/2819635061804032436

Total distance: 32.55 mi
Max elevation: 138 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 1148 ft
Total descent: -1148 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 18th April 2021.

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

A smidgeon longer than last week, but pretty flat.

Café stop at Wookey.

Meet up at 9am, outside Priory School

https://www.strava.com/routes/2817775254706699770


Total distance: 57.6 mi
Max elevation: 233 ft
Min elevation: 3 ft
Total climbing: 1093 ft
Total descent: -1093 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 17th April 2021

Here is the route for this week's Saturday morning ride.

It's slightly longer than usual, but about as flat as it gets around Somerset; which is pretty flat.

Meet up at 8:30am outside Priory School main gate.

https://www.strava.com/routes/2817777365417456122

Total distance: 33.84 mi
Max elevation: 66 ft
Min elevation: 13 ft
Total climbing: 377 ft
Total descent: -377 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 11th April 2021

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

Café stop at Ashton Court - I've checked and they are doing a 'take away' service. There's usually plenty of seating out of the wind in normal times - not that these are normal times yet!

Meet up outside Priory School at 9am.

Please bring the route if you have the technology, in case we need to split the group.

Note; this is an amended route, trying to avoid potentially busier roads.

https://www.strava.com/routes/2815971749555634264


 

Total distance: 50.53 mi
Max elevation: 492 ft
Min elevation: 13 ft
Total climbing: 2592 ft
Total descent: -2592 ft
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Saturday Club Ride : 10th April 2021

To mitigate the potential headwinds forecast, here is this weeks proposed route. There are a couple of slopes but nothing too horrible.

Meet up outside Priory School main gate, 08:30am

https://www.strava.com/routes/2749524512732271316

 

Total distance: 30.96 mi
Max elevation: 148 ft
Min elevation: 10 ft
Total climbing: 889 ft
Total descent: -886 ft
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Sunday Club Ride : 4th April 2021

Remember the good old days, when we went out on a Sunday for a group ride with a café stop in the middle?

Well, the good old days are back again!

Below is the proposed route for this weeks' Sunday club ride.

To be frank, I'm not sure how many people will turn up, but I will be, unless my leg falls off. I anticipate that there are some that may be a little nervous. If it helps, I've had my first vaccination, and so has just about everyone in my family circle.

I have created a fairly easy ride, with a coffee stop just after half way.

There is one 'feature climb' on the ride, a steady slope to negotiate at Woolavington but at 4% average it shouldn't present too much of a trial for even the least recently active amongst us.

There is a stretch of National Cycle way 33 between Cote and Burtle that I haven't used for a while. But it's a cycle route, what could possibly go wrong.

Meet up as usual at 9am, outside Priory School. We are limited to groups of 15 if necessary. Social distancing is still in force.

Please bring the route with you, if you have the technology.

Note. As we started last year, if there is enough interest, we could consider splitting the ride and letting people wanting to race back, do their thing. With the main group picking up stragglers on their way.

https://www.strava.com/routes/2812379366303396082

Total distance: 51.41 mi
Max elevation: 66 ft
Min elevation: 3 ft
Total climbing: 581 ft
Total descent: -581 ft
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