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Club runs calendar

Below is a list of the Thursday and Sunday rides. Although the destination is predetermined, it may be changed on the morning if the weather conditions or other circumstances dictate. I suggest riders carry a bike lock (and a key - ED!) on the Thursday rides as it cannot be guaranteed that coffee/lunch will be spent with the bikes in sight. Check the club Facebook page for any updates.

Clicking on the link button will take you to the most recent route on the Garmin Conect website. The Info button will show you where we plan to stop for cake and any other vital information on the route!

Date Destination Miles Climb (ft) Route Info
Sun Sep 2Horton Cross512124Med
Sun Sep 2Horton Cross391290Short
Thu Sep 6Sturminster Newton612646Med
Sun Sep 9Cheddar Gorge723307Long
Sun Sep 9Wells582405Med
Sun Sep 9Godney471026Short
Sun Sep 16Langport532185Med
Sun Sep 16Langport42893Short
Thu Sep 20Eggardon Hill646065Med
Sun Sep 23Stourhead492072Med
Sun Sep 23Castle Cary371052Short
Sun Sep 30West Bay513258Med
Sun Sep 30Broadwindsor391707Short
Thu Oct 4Wellington682607Med
Sun Oct 7Club Hill climb at Ham Hill431070Med
Sun Oct 14Weymouth644551Long
Sun Oct 14Dorchester532153Med
Sun Oct 14Cerne Abbas383100Short
Thu Oct 18Burton Bradstock683781Med
Sun Oct 21Hestercombe581318Med
Sun Oct 21Ilminster391290Short
Sun Oct 28Burton Bradstock543642Med
Sun Oct 28Broadwindsor391707Short
Thu Nov 1West Milton412240Med
Sun Nov 4Maunsel Lock542103Med
Sun Nov 4Maunsel Lock461083Short
Sun Nov 11Shaftesbury523563Med
Sun Nov 11Wincanton432254Short
Thu Nov 15Broadwindsor593227Med
Sun Nov 25Mere521923Med
Sun Nov 25Stalbridge392881Short
Thu Nov 29Hestercombe581544Med
Sun Dec 2Westhay561186Med
Sun Dec 2Street391677Short
Sun Dec 9Wells582405Med
Sun Dec 9Castle Cary371052Short
Thu Dec 13West Bay552667Med
Sun Dec 16Christmas ride to Ham Hill35808Med
Sun Dec 16Christmas ride to Ham Hill23744Short
Sun Dec 23Ryme Intrinsica542266Med
Sun Dec 23Sherborne411423Short
Thu Dec 27Mere532153Med
Sun Dec 30Glastonbury531289Med
Sun Dec 30Glastonbury40903Short

Sunday club runs

We meet every Sunday at Yeovil Recreation Ground, Mudford Road Entrance (at the end of Chilton Grove) for a Club run.

There are two or three runs, we all meet at 9 o'clock, and the rides depart at about 9.10. The groups try to meet for a coffee stop around 10:45 and then return to Yeovil between 12:30 and 1pm.

  • The long ride will cover approx 60 miles at a pace to suit those present, but around 18-20mph average. It is intended for the fitter and more experienced rider who may be competing in road races or time trials, but it is not competitive! This usually stops for coffee.
  • The medium ride is a social run and will cover approx 50 miles, at a pace to suit the majority of the group. This group definitely stops for refreshments at the midpoint.
  • The short ride is a intended for new riders, or those wanting a leisurely ride. Run at a slower pace, it will cover about 35 to 40 miles.
  • Once a month there is a longer ride in addition to those above. This will return to Yeovil at a later time than the other runs.

The rides vary each week, they use the quieter A roads and the wealth of country lanes – if they are in a suitable condition – that abound in Somerset and Dorset. The list of destinations for the next few weeks can be seen below.

Saturday Morning club runs

We now have a bike ride every Saturday, run by Tory. Starting at 8:00am and finishing by 10am. The rides will start and end at Southwest Bicycle Works (The Old Twine Works, 42 East Street, West Coker, BA22 9BG). There is car parking for those that want to drive out to join the ride. The rides will be on the country lanes around West Coker and Yeovil, will be approximately 20 to 25 miles long and at an easy to moderate pace. Whilst the rides are aimed at beginners experienced riders are welcome too. For further information call Tory on 01935 862906.

Thursday all-day runs

We now have a long Thursday ride (it used to run under the auspices of the now defunct Blackmore Vale and Yeo Valley CTC group). The rides are long, but not very fast by Sunday morning standards. The rides all start from Palmers Garden Centre at 9.30am. There is normally a designated leader arranged beforehand. Some riders may be there from 9am for pre-ride coffee. In the summer the rides last all day (9.30 – 5.00pm) and cover 60 miles and above. In the winter it's generally a morning ride of around 40 miles.

There is usually a coffee stop after 20 miles a lunch stop at half way and sometimes a tea stop as well, although this is not usual.

The destinations are not chosen by Martin WIlls, although some of the longer club runs do get incorporated. Regular participants submit a route to the calendar, which is circulated to the group on Garmin. These rides generally attract around 8 to 12 riders but 16 is not unknown. The norm is for those attending to ride together throughout, although occasionally it may be decided en route that a ride will separate into two groups taking different route options, each with a designated leader, re-joining at agreed locations.


You should have the following with you when you are out and about, whether alone or on a club ride. A good pump and a couple of spare tubes, plus some decent tyre levers. Don't forget you need the right tubes (valves) if you are riding deep section rims. A mobile phone is a good idea. More essential is some identity and emergency contact details. You can get professional ID tags quite cheaply or simply print out the information and carry it in a plastic bag with your tubes, don't forget to include any relevant medical information. If you have the misfortune to come off then this really could be the most important thing in your pocket. Your YCC membership card now carries your Emergency contact details

Further information on club runs

Below is a reasonably complete list of club runs. The buttons are links to the most recent version of the route on the Garmin Connect site.

Destination Long Medium Short
100 mile routeL
Sandra’s 100L
Barrington Court
Burrow FarmL
Burton Bradstock
Cerne AbbasS
Cheddar GorgeL
Cole ManorM
Corfe Castle
East HorringtonM
East StourM
Fenny CastleM
Hardys CottageM
Hazelbury BryanM
Higher BeckhamptonM
Horton Cross, IlminsterL
Lulworth Cove
Lytchette MatraversL
Milborne Port
North CurryS
North NewtonMS
Portland BillL
Portland Bill 2L
Quantock HillsM
Red Post ChallengeL
Shepton MalletM
Wellington Monument
West BayMS
Location Cafe Feedback Rating
BroadwindsorCraft Centre****
BurcottPaper mill***
Cole ManorCafe****
Cerne AbbasAbbots****
Chard (west on A30)Barley Mow Farm Shop****
Chard (Cuttiford Door)Garden Centre****
CoxleyBrownes Garden Centre****
CranmoreEast Somerset Railway***
Crockerton (Wilts)Shearwater Lake Cafe***
DorchesterPoundbury Garden Centre***
GillinghamOrchard Park Garden Centre***
GlastonburyAbbey Tea Room or Heaphy's Cafe****
LangportThe Potting Shed****
LangportThe Old Wharf Cafe****
Lower GodneyTwo Gates Tea Room*****
MartockParrett Works, and Cafe*****
MortonOld School Rooms****
North CurryCommunity Cafe****
StreetOpposite Crispin Hall***
ShillingstoneHeritage Railway****
TauntonMorrisons Supermarket***
WellsThe Beckyngton Tea Room***
West LyngCanal Centre***
Wincanton (North)Otter Nurseries Garden Centre Cafe****
WincantonHooga Coffee*****
WincantonMorrisons Supermarket****
Wookey HoleCafe at caves car park*
YeovilKona coffee house at TriUK****
YeovilBrymsmore Garden Centre***