Latest News

The Great Weston Ride Comes of Age

by Holly Blades

The highly-rated Great Weston Ride reaches a significant milestone as it celebrates its tenth birthday next year and, with nine successive years of steady growth behind it and a major award in 2018 for its contribution to promoting health and wellbeing, the organisers are expecting to see yet another record number of people taking part in 2019.

This very relaxed and welcoming West Country event receives lavish praise and plaudits every year from its participants - to the extent that it has even been described as the best event of its kind in the country! - and it has a well-deserved reputation as an ultra-friendly challenge ride that encourages and attracts all manner of people from cycling beginners right through to seasoned riders.

The spectacular city-to-coast route starts in Bristol and then takes riders through some stunning countryside and picturesque Somerset villages as it weaves its way through the Mendips and across the Somerset Levels before finishing on the seafront in Weston-super-Mare, and the 10th edition is taking place on Sunday 14th July 2019.

From the outset it is clear that the emphasis with the Great Weston Ride is very much on the pure pleasure and enjoyment of riding a bike whilst rising to a personal challenge, and the GWR's focus on encouraging participation and highlighting the very positive benefits that cycling has to offer was formally recognised and rewarded when the event picked up the 'Health & Wellbeing' Award at the prestigious Bristol Life Awards this year, further helping to distinguish the GWR from most other sportive-type events.

Event Organiser Darren McKimm comments: "We were absolutely delighted to receive a major award that recognised the GWR's contribution to promoting health and wellbeing through cycling, and we're determined to build on that success by continuing to provide a friendly and inclusive event that has something to offer for everyone. The great big smiles that we see on riders' faces at the finish are all the proof we need that people have had a challenge but also a great day out, and that's massively beneficial both in terms of physical AND mental wellbeing. And with it being our tenth birthday next year we're aiming to see even more of that combined sense of achievement and enjoyment as riders cross the finish line!"

With an innovative approach to route design that provides no fewer than EIGHT route and distance options on the day there clearly is something on offer for everyone, regardless of previous cycling experience, and another standout feature of the event is the relatively high percentage of women who take part - the relaxed, informal atmosphere around the GWR is very female-friendly, as are the support services and facilities, and around 30% of participants each year are women.

Another significant element of the GWR is its fundraising dimension - to date participants have helped to raise over £200,000 for Prostate Cancer UK, the event's official charity partner, and around £310,000 in total for a wide range of charities and good causes.So there are clearly lots of very good reasons to take on the Great Weston Ride challenge, and its tenth birthday outing in 2019 looks set to be another great day out for all who enter.

Further information, and details on how to enter, can be found at

Events You May Also Like...

Cambridge 100 mile Cambridge 100 mile Weeks to go until event: less than 16 weeks
White Horse Challenge White Horse Challenge Weeks to go until event: less than 14 weeks
The Flat 100 South The Flat 100 South Weeks to go until event: less than 25 weeks
Jurassic Beast Jurassic Beast Weeks to go until event: less than 17 weeks
Poppyscotland Sportive Poppyscotland Sportive Weeks to go until event: less than 36 weeks


31st October 2018 5:00pm ChristopherW wrote:

Thank you very much for the really cool bike ride. Regrets really did not buy a bike. I was recently in Las Vegas and there were similar competitions. Loved it. I do not want to be verbose, but if you are traveling, look for events in advance on special platforms Keep writing in the same vein.

5th November 2018 6:34am Dubai Pakistani Escorts wrote:

Rainbow Hotties is the best Pakistani Dubai Escorts Agency where you can browse any type of dream Call girls according to your services and nationality basis which are able to fulfil your sexual and erotic desires. When you spend the quality time with our escorts girls you feel that, she is working from her heart and she loves you too much.

9th November 2018 7:25pm williamn wil wrote:

That's article I have read in a while. Thanks :) Play WWE 2K18 game which is now available on android without rooting our device and thank me later. You can download it from here and enjoy the game.

16th November 2018 2:24am wwwe wrote:

plus printers
20th November 2018 9:58am plus printers wrote:

Retail Packaging is available at amazingly low prices with the best work. We have a large number of blank Retail Packaging and bulk of Retail Packaging in all over the USA.

plus printers
28th November 2018 11:47am plus printers wrote:

custom perfume boxes are available at amazingly low prices with the best work. We have a large number of blank custom printed perfume boxes and a bulk of custom perfume packaging all over the USA.

plus printers
28th November 2018 11:49am plus printers wrote:

custom candle boxes are available at amazingly low prices with the best work. We have a large number of blank custom printed candle boxes and a bulk of custom candle packaging in all over the USA.

29th November 2018 3:04am syrus wrote:

Hola!!!!! Are you up for a good news?
For those peeps who love games, please check out the best racing and card games of all time compiled in one!

Click here >>

Thank you so much!
30th November 2018 12:21pm Sagar rajpal wrote:

3rd December 2018 9:46am maitri shah wrote:

Thanks for posting Really Such Things. I should recommend your site to my friends.

3rd December 2018 2:21pm suhadamaru wrote:

The CellMax Trucking Center in USA, has announced their latest CDL Jobs Blog to publish truck jobs information to local (USA) and foreign (Canada, UK and South Africa) candidates. For more information visit the blog.

5th December 2018 9:59am BurbankPools wrote:

Thanks for the great post.
I'm always interested in hearing more about cycling stories. It is a lot of hard work for preparing for a race. Pool cleaning is also hard work. I think it is very important to have your pool cleaned multiple times per year. For all the residents of Burbank, California I would recommend visiting for your pool cleaning needs.

13th December 2018 2:36am Julia wrote:

Visit our website:
You will find more details about January.

21st December 2018 8:51am albertopodrico wrote:

I clicked to your website and it's quite interesting. I see many things that I haven't known before. Many thanks for your website.

a different version
24th December 2018 5:47pm a different version wrote:

When I started my venture to earn, the question that I had in my mind was earned money online without investment? I still remember I was scammed in the first venture that I wanted to start. We all learn with time. I learned as well. But yes you are lucky; I am compiling a list of ways by which you can earn money online without investing.

a different version
25th December 2018 5:53pm a different version wrote:

Listed below are some of the ideas that would get you started in the life of internet earning, some of these requirements prior investments whilst most do not. So let's get started with make 200 dollars in one day.

plus printers
26th December 2018 11:08am plus printers wrote:

lipstick box enhances your product value in the market and also develop awareness about the product.

29th December 2018 5:42am Rahul Sharma wrote:

Hi, I think u have posted the best article according to information. Keep it up I will be glad to see such informative and helping article from u. very useful information. Thanks for sharing.

11th January 2019 6:09am technicalsupport wrote:

Www.Office.Com/Setup - Office.Com/Setup :- Learn how to setup Microsoft Office Security by visiting Office.Com/myaccount and let's get started with by Microsoft Setup.

11th January 2019 9:04am Niharika Singh wrote:

Great post for those who are interested in this sphere all necessary information is well-explained.

14th January 2019 9:59am technicalsupport wrote:

Office.Com/Myaccount - Www Office Com Setup :- After getting MS Office you require to go to to install and that we give technical facilitate in Setup Office on your laptop.

14th January 2019 10:11am technicalsupport wrote:

Office Setup Login - Www.Office.Com/Setup :- To get started along with your Microsoft Office we are able to facilitate your with your entire method to setup office product on-line.

14th January 2019 10:16am technicalsupport wrote:

Office.Com/Setup - Office Setup Activate :- Step by Step instruction for Office Setup, Download & complete installation on-line. we have a tendency to are providing freelance support service if just in case you face issue to activate or Setup your product

14th January 2019 10:18am technicalsupport wrote:

Office Setup - Www.Office.Com/Setup :- Microsoft Support team is available 24*7 to provide technical solutions for MS product problems. Contact Microsoft Office support team for help.

14th January 2019 10:20am technicalsupport wrote:

Www.Webroot.Com/Safe | Webroot Com Safe :- Enjoy Problem free working on your PC without any tension of virus attacks as now you can get solution for all your antivirus issues by dialling Webroot support phone number.

14th January 2019 10:24am technicalsupport wrote:

Mcafee.Com/Retailcard - Www.Mcafee.Com/Activate :- Having an antivirus is necessary to secure the devices and data, but with Mcafee, users get way more from its complete security suite.

14th January 2019 10:26am technicalsupport wrote:

Bitdefender Central - Bitdefender Central Support :- Bitdefender Central, If you have any queries and Searching for helpline just contact now Bitdefender Central support. Our support team provide you customized solutions.

15th January 2019 3:14am arianapham wrote:

Wonderful article, thanks for putting this together! This is obviously one great post.

17th January 2019 6:23pm David W wrote:

Definitely worth the trip and ride!!

Leave A Comment

Please login to leave a comment