Great Weston Ride
The 2018 Great Weston Ride is a fabulous 57-mile challenge bike ride from Bristol to Weston-super-Mare that follows a spectacular route through the Mendips and across the Somerset Levels. On the Great Weston Ride, we always endeavour to encourage as many women as possible to participate and, quite often, these are women who are either taking up cycling for the first time or who are undertaking their first long-distance cycle.
The Ride sets off from Long Ashton Park & Ride where there is an abundance of free parking and safe drop-off areas, and riders are able to depart between 8am and 9.30am (although registration opens from 7.30am for anyone who wants to arrive early). The start location is situated in the south-west of Bristol, near the village of Long Ashton and just off the A370 (Brunel Way/Long Ashton by-pass). The venue postcode is BS3 2HB, and the Park & Ride is well signposted as you start to exit Bristol towards Weston and the A370.
There's no paperwork to bring - riders submit a 'Rider Details' form in advance as part of the entry process so on the day itself they simply have to report to the registration desk to sign in and collect their rider number, and then it's just a case of heading off to the start when they're ready to go!
Depending on final numbers, riders will set off in small groups approximately 1-2 minutes apart. Inevitably, there's likely to be a bit of a queue/wait to set off, however there's absolutely no rush with the GWR and anyone who prefers a more 'relaxed' start is welcome (and advised) to join the start line nearer 9am.