Weston Chain Gang

Welcome to the Weston Chain Gang forum. We are a group of cyclists that ride regularly from Weston-super-Mare. We meet at Priory school on Saturday at 8:45. Rides vary in distance between 60 and 100 miles with a stop for cake. Ridet nec genere!


    saturday 8th june - Barrington Court

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    anti-climb max

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    saturday 8th june - Barrington Court

    Post  anti-climb max on Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:38 pm

    barrington this week.

    shaftesbury 100 is next saturday (15th)

    another, 'love a raleigh' day i think.
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    Martin
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    Re: saturday 8th june - Barrington Court

    Post  Martin on Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:18 pm

    Excellent choice as i've not been to Barrington yet and the weather forecast for Saturday is good.

    And Shaftsbury next week - 'you be spoiling us' :-)

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    Re: saturday 8th june - Barrington Court

    Post  anti-climb max on Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:43 pm

    I look forward to draughting you all the way back next week.
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    Re: saturday 8th june - Barrington Court

    Post  Martin on Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:49 pm

    12 riders for a glorious day including a face we have'nt seen for a while - Carlos! We took advantage of the good weather and set off for Barrington Court south of Langport. With the wind behind us the pace was very fast. When we got near Burnham we said goodbye to 4 riders who wanted a shorter ride. After 42.5 miles we reached Barrington and hoovered up most of the cakes much to the annoyance of some other guests. I was particularly greedy, selecting 3 but one did'nt count as it was gluten free :-)
    While we were sitting outside there was a very loud bang which turned out to be my front tyre being blown off the rim! The poor couple who were sat next to it almost died of shock.
    We did'nt stop long at the cafe and were soon back up to the break neck pace. After the usual high speed rant from Woolavington we decided to have a second stop at Rich's Cider Farm where we sat outside for quite a while recovering.
    The last leg was back along Weston sea front battling the wind and traffic. Nick and Neal decided they needed some extra mileage so we went back via the toll road and Wick St Lawrence.

    Official jersey count - 3
    Toasted tea cake rating - 9 (no tea cakes but the flapjacks were very good)
    Knacker factor - 7 (fast but fun)

    Stats - http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1389694
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    Re: saturday 8th june - Barrington Court

    Post  Pirate on Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:11 pm

    A month ago I could only have dreamt about a day like this. Beautiful blue skies, hot sunny weather and no arm warmers!! Not forgetting the smell of freshly cut grass (helmets, gloves & sunglasses & anything else left on the lawn which didn't need mowing). Yes, this was indeed a good day all round.

    The only negative was that it just wasn't far enough, so I did a few extra miles around Langford via Wick St Lawrence & Puxton. I was quite happy with 108 miles when I got home.

    Shame I'll miss the Shaftesbury ride next Saturday boo hoo! Sad

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