As the Pet Shop Boys once sang, Go West! The Pink and Blue routes head out through Wincanton and Sparkford and across the A37. The Blues make their turn at Charlton Mackrell whilst the Pinks plough on to the Admiral Hood Monument before making their turn. The routes return via Castle Cary, Shepton Montague and Bourton.
As the White Group had a stay at home day last weekend, their route is losely based on the route Dave P had plotted, heading south to Sturminster and Shillingstone, thus avoiding the road through Hamoon which has been closed after the floods.
Meet at 9.00 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. All rides finish at the cafe for coffee, cake and a catch up.
Pink Route: 89.0kms, 898 m elevation – est speed 28 kmh / 17.5 mph +
Blue Route: 74.9 km, 760 m elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph
White Route: 62.9 km, 643 m elevation – est speed 20 kmh / 12 mph
If anyone can’t make Saturday, Mike Smith has posted a Sunday ride on Facebook, again meeting at 9.00 am at Wheels. Sunday route
All rides are no drop rides but please select a group suited to your ability! There is obviously nothing stopping a faster group doing a shorter route or a slower group doing a longer route if they wish!