The 57-mile bike ride heads off from Bristol and finishes along the seafront in Weston-Super-Mare. The ride takes those entering through a choice of routes, all a challenge in their own way. There’s flat road riding as well as a hill climbs and a scenic trip along the Mendip Hills. Along the route riders can push themselves further with winding rides that take them higher up into the countryside, or take the easier option of stopping off in the picturesque village of Priddy. Ending in the seaside resort of Weston-Super-Mare the Weston Bike Ride is a great day out for cycling enthusiasts.
Entering costs £28.50, under 16s are £16. The event starts on the outskirts of the city at Long Ashton Park and Ride. The scheme allows plenty of free parking and drop off areas. Bristol Temple Meads train station and the city centre are around 10 to 15 minutes journey away. There is also a Flyer Express bus link from Bristol International Airport into the city. Official transport is available to and from the finish line costing £15 each way. Riders set off between 8am and 9.30am with the event officially coming to an end at 5.30pm.
Book online in advance and on the day just arrive in time to sign in and collect your rider number. There will be clearly marked directions, along with official places to stop off, but examine the route before taking part. As this is a challenge ride, it is not a race and as such all abilities and ages are welcome. If you are the more experienced cyclist there are plenty of alternative hill climbs to help push yourself. If you are visiting with friends and family, stop off in Priddy for a light lunch, or make the most of ending by the seaside.
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Across Bristol you will find artwork by world famous graffiti artist Banksy. Walk over the iconic Clifton Bridge or board the SS Great Britain steamship. There are plenty of museums and art galleries, or enjoy the seaside in Weston-Super-Mare once you have finished the bike ride.
Find out more on the Great Weston Ride, including: an overview of the event, how to enter the Great Weston Ride, route details, news, feedback on previous events, contact information and information on the money raised for charity, visit the official website.
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