Saturday is a cold, but a nice day with sunshine and light winds, a good day for riding as long as you dress warmly. Due to the potential for early ice we will be meeting at the slightly later time of 9:30 am, and all rides in December, January and February will mostly start no earlier than 9.30 am..
All routes head out on larger roads to start with (to avoid ice) toward Hunter’s Lodge, where the White route heads to Wincanton and the other routes to Bruton. The White route then heads to Galhampton and Sparkford, while the Blue route carries on to Charlton Adam and Yeovilton, the Pinks head to Somerton. All routes return parallel to the A303 via Wincanton and Buckhorn Weston. All rides end at the Old Brewery Cafe for much needed coffee and sustenance!
Meet at 9.30 am at the Wheels car park, Station Road, Gillingham. Please ensure you download your chosen route to your GPS device, and remember to bring your ride essentials, particularly sufficient liquid refreshment.
There is nothing to stop a group splitting into a ‘light’ and a ‘dark’ group, and a slower group can take on a longer route or a faster group ride a shorter route. All rides are no drop rides but please select a group suited to your ability!
Pink Route: 54 miles 2642 ft elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +
Blue Route: 46.8 miles 2196 ft elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph
White Route: 33.8 miles 1795 ft elevation – est speed 20 kmh / 12 mph