Summer seems to have finally arrived, albeit somewhat later than anticipated! The Pink route is a little longer than normal this week and heads north west to skirt Wells on the way to Cheddar and up the famous Gorge. The return is via Priddy and Nunney.

The Blue route follows a similar route but goes to Wells itself, where if you can battle the crowds, there is the option to make a slight detour for a coffee stop before following the same route back as the Pinks.

Meanwhile the White route heads west towards Corton Denham and onto Sparkford, where refreshments could be taken at the Haynes Motor Museum before returning via Wincanton.

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

Given it is due to be hot, hot, hot, don’t forget to slip, slap, slop (as the Aussies say), and bring plenty of water too.

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, 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: 111.9 kms, 1,279 m elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +

Blue Route: 85.3 kms, 1,017 m elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph

White Route: 61.9 kms, 749 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.