Special/BH Rides

Also see Sunday Rides

Any member who would like to contribute to our ride calendar by leading a ride or suggesting a route should contact one of the committee membersRegular Rides
Adverse weather conditions such as gale force winds, rain, fog, ice or snow can seriously compromise ride enjoyment and group safety. Rides may be abandoned, re-routed or cancelled at short notice.

If weather conditions are poor at the advertised start time for a ride, the ride leader may elect to start the ride 1 hour later (e.g. 10:30) if conditions have improved sufficiently.










SOMERSET SAUNTER – Friday September 7th to Monday 10th 2018

We are doing another jaunt on the bikes this year and it will be to Somerset.  We will be based again at the Premier Inn in Ruishton, which is just east of Taunton and accessible from the M5.   Accommodation is comfortable with no frills and all windows are double-glazed.  The campsite – Ashe Farm is a couple of miles away.  All members and partners are invited (non-riders welcome).

Premier Inn

Tel: 0871 527 9074



Tel 01823 443764


Well before departure we will send you a selection of self-led rides ranging from an easy canal ride between Taunton and Bridgwater to a hilly full day ride in the Taunton Vale.  

For non-riders there is also plenty to do.    The Somerset Levels are virtually a wild life nature reserve now and there is an interesting visitors centre at Shapwell.  City of Wells is not far away, with its lovely cathedral, and the haunting town of Glastonbury  with its Abbey and King Alfred and Joseph of Aramathea associations.    Taunton is a town that is worth a visit and it is very pleasant just wandering along the canal.  You might like to spend a few extra days in the area to explore Bodmin Moor or to take a ride on the West Somerset Railway.

As the bike routes involve at least 3, and sometimes 4 Ordnance Survey Maps, our suggestion would be for you to obtain a Sustrans map of the Somerset Levels, which is currently available from Dash4it at £5.09.  Whilst not nearly so detailed as Ordnance Survey, it shows all the cycle routes and contours and is quite useful.  Philip’s Somerset Navigator (no contours) is another useful map.

We will keep catering arrangements simple.  Next door to the Premier Inn is Toby pub (carvery), where we will eat on the Friday and Sunday evening.   Saturday night we will make reservations at a Harvester Inn just a mile away.  Breakfast is available at the Premier Inn from 7.00 a.m, but as this is a small restaurant and gets busy, there is an alternative option for breakfast next door at the Toby pub from 8.00 a.m.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO NOW is decide whether you want to join us and make your own reservations for accommodation.
At Premier Inn just book for room only so you can make your own choice for breakfast venue when you are there.  There are some substantially reduced offers (no refunds) available if you book early.

For the purposes of dealing with dinner bookings we will need to monitor numbers participating. Please confirm you have booked by completing THIS FORM. Complete a separate form per person.

Jan Milton
Telephone: 01425 276542/07531 281558

Email: jan.milton@uwclub.net