This is just a quick note regarding the 2021 Great Weston Ride, the challenge bike ride from Bristol to Weston-super-Mare via the Mendips & Somerset Levels, to notify you 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 18th July 2021.
Ideally we would have liked to have notified you about this much earlier (as per our normal practice), but we’re sure you can work out why we’ve had to leave it to this relatively late stage this year. We do apologise for that, but we hope you understand that we wanted to have the best-possible understanding of the likely situation & conditions etc at the time of the event.
But obviously we’d still like to try to minimise any inconvenience that the Ride may cause by alerting 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 18th July, and we’d be extremely grateful for any help that you can provide in this regard. Our aim is to try to ensure that it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone on the day, and advance notice should enable people to plan their own activities accordingly
You might also like to know that, on the fundraising front, around £400,000 has now been raised by participants for charities and good causes since the Ride began, and at community level we’re continuing to promote and provide financial support for the Mendip Hills Fund – 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. If you have any queries, or if you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or by phone (07956 858851).
Darren (Event Organiser)
The Great Weston Ride Team
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