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- Start date:
- Sun, 20th Jul 2014
- Event Type:
- Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)
- Long Ashton Park & Ride Long Ashton, Bristol, BS3 2HB ( View map )
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- Info for Riders:
- A city-to-coast challenge ride, the Great Weston Ride starts in Bristol and then weaves its way along the highways and byways of North Somerset, following a spectacular course through the Mendips and across the Somerset Levels, before finally finishing on the seafront in Weston-super-Mare. It’s a spectacular route and the Ride is suitable for all sorts of riders, from novices to regular cyclists – it has something to offer everyone, and it’s really about having fun and rising to your own personal challenge! See the fabulous 2013 Rider Feedback on the Ride website for a riders’ eye view. More and more popular every year, and likely to sell out again in 2014.
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Date Start Ride name Grade BCG Duration 20 Jul 14 08:00 Great Weston Ride --- --- 89km / 55m
The Great Weston Ride is a stunning city-to-coast recreational bike ride that offers a significant physical challenge for cyclists AND the opportunity for a fun day out by the sea with family and friends. The Ride starts in Bristol and then weaves its way along the highways and byways of North Somerset, following a spectacular course through the Mendips and across the Somerset Levels, before finally finishing on the seafront in Weston-super-Mare. It's not a race, and everyone's welcome to come along and sample the delights of the Somerset countryside en route to the coast - the objective being to enjoy the day and the sense of achievement that completing the Ride will bring! And the route itself is designed to appeal to everyone - experienced cyclists, recreational riders, commuters, and even non-cyclists who are willing to rise to a challenge. All you need is a bike, a bit of determination and a sense of adventure! And, of course, with the Ride ending by the sea it's the perfect opportunity for friends and family to meet the riders at the finish line, celebrate their achievement and then enjoy a family day out on the beach. The Ride itself takes place on predominantly quiet country roads, with a clearly-marked and marshalled route and full mechanical and medical support throughout. Official refreshment stops are also provided, and of course for those of a more leisurely disposition there will be many other opportunities to stop and sample the famous West Country hospitality and/or take in the breathtaking scenery! And riders are more than welcome to use their efforts to fundraise for charity - it's entirely optional, but participants are encouraged to fundraise if they can and the 2013 event helped to raise an amazing £40,000 for a range of different charities. The Great Weston Ride got absolutely rave reviews from riders in 2013 (see the feedback on the website) and already it looks like the 2014 Ride will be another sellout event - it's quite simply a great destination challenge ride, a great day out and well worth a try!
Ride: Great Weston Ride
|Date||Start||Distance||BCG||Est. Field Size|
|20 Jul 14||08:00||89km / 55m||---||---|