South Somerset Screamer Sportive

Cycling Adventure

FAST FACTS
Guide Price: 24 Duration: 1
Min Age: 18 Max Age:na
Max Altitude: na Fitness Level: Fitness Level 4.0/5Fitness Level 4.0/5Fitness Level 4.0/5Fitness Level 4.0/5Fitness Level 4.0/5 Fitness Level Description
Next Departure: 09/11/2014   

Join us for an incredible day's riding, taking in some of Somerset's most famous sites including Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury Tor and Ham Hill.

We will be starting at Adventure Café HQ, at Frogmary Green Farm just outside South Petherton. We will then begin our ride north, heading through South Petherton itself and out across the Somerset Levels towards Wedmore, where we'll stop for drink and a snack, giving you the opportunity to refuel before riding through Cheddar itself and hitting the stunning (but lung busting!) climb that is Cheddar Gorge. After winding your way up through the gorge, climbing 370m in the space of 4 miles you are rewarded with stunning views of the Mendips before the exhilarating descent down into Wells. Upon leaving the famous cathedral city our next destination will be the Somerset levels village of North Wootton, where we'll stop for another refuel before heading on to the iconic location of Glastonbury Tor. We will skirt the bottom of the ancient tor before continuing south across the levels to our final stop in the picturesque village of Martock, where we'll be resting up for another food and drink break before the sting in the tail; Ham Hill. From here we will drop back down to our start point at Adventure Café HQ for hot drinks all-round and a hard-earned bite to eat! 

Itinerary

7:30-8:00 Rider registration.
8:15-8:30 Rider set off (riders will set off in groups at 5 minute intervals.

The full route is approximately 80 miles. Perfect for your last long ride before the winter break!

Due to the nature of the time of year and daylight hours, cut-off time limits will be imposed around the course. You will be expected to average a minimum of 11.5mph over the 80 miles. Specific cut off times and points will be made clear in the rider briefing on the event day.

Route Map





Accommodation

N/A

Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

Special Notes

It is important all riders arrive in good time to depart on schedule.

This event is set to be completed within daylight hours and your Joining Instructions and Leader will inform you of the daylight times and completion time target for the event day. The support vehicle will be available to collect participants who are clearly beyond completing the event in time and will transport participants to the finish.

This is a waymarked route.

Adventure Cafe Cycle Hire
Adventure Cafe is pleased to offer good quality reliable sports hybrid and road bikes for hire. These bikes are available in a range of sizes, and are fitted with Shimano running gear, and nice slim wheels - ideal for high speed mile munching! You should provide your own cycling helmet, and small multi tool. We offer these bikes at a £15 - £18 per day. If you are travelling overseas there may be a transport cost. Please call us to discuss - 01460 249191!

Included In Trip

2 x Water Stations

Excluded From Trip

Accommodation, Meals

Equipment Required

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike / Mountain Bike (with Touring Tyres) - please call us for guidance on a trip by trip basis
Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves
Small Rucksack (or small pannier)
Bike Lights (Recommended)
Under Saddle Pouch (recommended - can be used to carry asterik* items)
2 x Inner Tubes*
Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Bike Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Helmet (compulsory)

Medikit
Suncream
Plasters
Sunbloc

Clothing
Medium Weight Fleece
Lycra Cycling Shorts
Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirt (Dryflo type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes suitable)
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Camera
Memory Card
Wallet
Credit Cards
Cash
Sunglasses
Mobile Phone
Snacks for the day (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)

Safety Information

First Aid will be provided by the support crew, however, a degree of caution and responsibility is important while cycling.

Weather

Being in the UK we should be prepared for anything. Whilst not wishing everyone to bring heaps of equipment we should be prepared for wet and cold.



ADVENTURE DATES AVAILABLE
START DATE
END DATE
DURATION
(days)
09/11/2014 
09/11/2014 

 

Please contact Adventure Café on 01460 249191 to arrange an exclusive Adventure Departure, or to arrange a tailored, bespoke event for your organisation. We will be delighted to devise a special event for your company, group or charity.
T - 01460 249191
E - info@adventure-cafe.com
Frogmary Green Farm, West Street, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5DJ.
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