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Great Weston Ride - Sunday, 14th July 2019

News - 26 February 2019

This is just a quick note regarding the Great Weston Ride, the challenge bike ride from Bristol to Weston-super-Mare via the Mendips & Somerset Levels, to provide you with advance notice of arrangements for this year’s event. 

The route goes through Long Ashton, Barrow Gurney, Winford, Chew Stoke, Compton Martin, Ubley, Blagdon, Cheddar, Rodney Stoke, Wedmore, Mark, Highbridge, Burnham, Uphill and Weston so, as you can see, the event passes either through or near your local community, and this year’s Ride is scheduled to take place on Sunday 14th July 2019

We always try to minimise any inconvenience that the Ride may cause by notifying as many people as possible in advance, and hopefully some people might also want to support - or even take part in – this major West Country challenge event.  And with the majority of participants coming from the Bristol and Somerset area it’s likely anyway that there will be people from your area already taking part. 

So we’d like to ask if you could please spread the word as widely as possible within your community so that as many people as possible are aware that the event will be happening on Sunday 14th July 2019, and we’d be extremely grateful for any help that you can provide in this regard. 

On the fundraising front over £310,000 has now been raised by participants for charities and good causes since the Ride began, and at community level we’re also actively supporting and promoting the Mendip Hills Fund with an even stronger relationship this year – we think it’s a fantastic initiative for local communities, and it’s a great way for us to say ‘thank you’ and put something back directly into the area. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and hopefully all the local communities along the route will once again support and encourage the riders and help to make it another enjoyable and safe day for all concerned.


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