Somerset Cycle Challenge Training Day Picture 1
Somerset Cycle Challenge Training Day Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  212m

Dist:  62 mi

Min age:  16

Duration:  1

Somerset Cycle Training Day

Trek Adventure

Join Adventure Café for a day of cycling with a group of like-minded people. This trip has been devised predominantly as a test to your fitness levels for a more serious cycle ride such as the Coast to Coast or London to Paris. However, a 62 mile or 100km cycle ride – it is a challenge in itself! A day that will both tire and inspire you.


Starting the day with a civilised cup of tea in the beautiful Somerset village of North Curry, this cycle ride will take you over the Mendip Hills, through the impressive Cheddar Gorge and via historic, mystical Glastonbury. We will also run through some basic bike maintenance during the day – hopefully not for real! Your leader will take all the navigational worries from you and will be a good source of information regarding the tougher cycling challenges Adventure Cafe run.

 


Itinerary

Meet at North Curry Village Centre at approx 09:30. After a cup of tea and a briefing we’ll set off cycling.

The cycle ride will last approximately 5-6 hours, which will include stops for re-grouping, lunch and a couple of basic bike maintenance sessions.

There will be a couple of timed, measured sections for you (and us) to assess your current fitness levels in respect of a further extended challenge. Your leader will encourage you to cycle at a speed which will give you an indication of what you need to maintain on one of our longer cycling challenges.

We expect to finish around 16:30 in time for another cup of tea (and maybe a slice of well deserved cake) and, of course, a chat about your next challenge!

Journey home - tired and looking forward to the next one, or maybe the Big One!

 

Route Map


What is a Level 2.5 Trekking Challenge Like?

For this type of challenge - you can expect either distance (up to 12 or 15 miles), or altitude gain - around 1000m. But not both! If you climb, then the distance will be less, if you cover the distance, then the altitude gain will be little. Typically conditions underfoot will be good - although there are exceptions to this. If you encounter rough conditions underfoot, then the distance / altitude will be reduced. These events would suit someone of good all round fitness, who takes exercise regularly - without neccessarily being of high fitness.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 2.5 ‘Trek’ ?

You must be active and with moderate fitness level. You should be taking regular exercise, consisting of regular walks and possibly other sports (swimming / football etc.) You should be comfortable in undertaking long country walks of up to 7+ hours or 15+ miles in the lowland English countryside.

 

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.

 

Included In Trip

Experienced cycle leader/mechanic/first aider.

Booking and joining pack.

Fitness and ability evaluation.

 

Excluded From Trip

Transport to and from start location.

Food.

Bike Hire.

 

Equipment Required

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

Medikit
Suncream, Sunbloc (maybe... just maybe!)

Clothing
Medium Weight Softshell
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 (to suit your own pedal choice)
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in
1 Pair Extra Eight Long Tights (in poor conditions)

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

 

Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk. Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity. The leader’s primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listed to their guidance and instructions.

 

Weather

Please plan to experience everything from glorious burning sunshine to rain and even snow or hail. Please ensure you pack sufficient water and sun protection, but also don't forget your hats, gloves, and waterproofs, as well as warm gear.

 

Notes on Trekking Events

Trek the Mountains of the World with Adventure Cafe, and our fantastic team of qualified leaders. From the UK, to the Alps, Pyrenees, Atlas Mountains, Himalayas and even Kilimanjaro. Put our International Mountain Leaders to the test! Check.

 

Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events

 

 

Guide price

£45

Difficulty
Info

 

This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


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