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Wedmore 40 30 Cycle Ride Returns

Update August 2019

The 2019 Wedmore 40/30 212 riders registered (well up from our successful inaugural event last year), hardly a drop of rain, lots of families, a splendid sum raised for Weston Hospicecare and The Friends of St. Mary’s Wedmore and the marvellous new ‘Post & Wicket’ pavilion enhancing the ‘Hub’ do not tell the full story …

Central to the success are all those who worked so hard to make it happen.

So a very big thank you to …

• Weston Hospicecare who helped us promote the event and allowed us to use their event reservation system, • Touts Budgens of Langford for the marvellous and much appreciated feeding station at the Hub. • Alex and his friendly, flexible team at the splendid new ‘Post & Wicket.’ • Mike Hughes of Latcham Direct for the printing. • Charlie Ford for the website. • Neil Tucker for supplying the invaluable bike rack scaffolding and Alan for rigging it. • Neil Griffin of Griffin cycles for the bike maintenance facility. • Sarah Ford for the finisher certificates. • Many of the Friends of St Mary’s Wedmore plus Sally Brown for forming the registration and car park teams. • All of you who helped mark the route and remove the signage so quickly afterwards.

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Thank you all and see you around the same date in 2020.
David Hopkins


A Somerset village is gearing up for a repeat of last year’s successful cycling event.

Wedmore 40 30 returns for a second time and once again entrants can choose from a selection of 4 routes: 12, 30, 40 and 70 miles.

The 12 mile route is a fun ride, the 30 mile cycle is a short ride across the Somerset Levels and the 40 mile route is a hilly cycle across the Mendips. And for a bigger challenge, cyclists can embark on the 70 mile route which incorporates both the Mendips and the Levels.

As the event is being held on Father’s Day, Sunday 16th June, there is a special opportunity this year for any children aged 16 and under to register and cycle for free, as long as they are accompanied by an adult family member. All routes start from Wedmore Playing Fields.

This year the organisers are pleased to be supported by their main sponsor Tout’s Budgens who will be providing the majority of the catering.

The event will raise money for Weston Hospicecare and Friends of St Mary’s Church, Wedmore.

To register go to www.tiny.cc/wedmore4030

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