Happy New Year! After a very wet week, the cold weather is due to arrive but it should be dry. Hopefully the roads will dry out too and there won’t be too much surface water on the plotted routes. Where possible, narrow back roads have been avoided.

The Pink and Blue routes head to Frome and back to Bruton, with the Blue route taking a more direct route back to Gillingham than the Pink route. The White route makes its way to Bruton and across to Castle Cary before returning home.

The rides all end at the Old Brewery Cafe and Kitchen for coffee, cake, or brunch.

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 refreshement.

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: 80.3 kms, 934 m elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +

Blue Route: 69.1 kms, 780 m elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph

White Route: 56.2 kms, 622 m elevation – est speed 20 kmh / 12 mph

For those who have issues downloading their routes, here’s the guide for a Garmin device and here’s the guide for a Wahoo device.