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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) Pain (ft/mile) Route Info
Sun Aug 18thMaunsel Lock Amended54144727Med
Sun Aug 18thMaunsel Lock46108324Short
Thu Aug 22ndYatton (from Yeovil)100309431Long
Thu Aug 22ndYatton (from Godney)46173238Med
Sun Aug 25thShearwater63249340Long
Sun Aug 25thStourhead49221845Med
Sun Aug 25thCastle Cary37105328Short
Sun Sep 1stLangport53218541Med
Sun Sep 1stLangport4389221Short
Thu Sep 5thHillier Arboretum72291040Long
Thu Sep 5thHillier Arboretum47234350Short
Sun Sep 8thRed Post Challenge62354357Long
Sun Sep 8thChard51230045Med
Sun Sep 8thChard43157837Short
Sun Sep 15thWeymouth64455171Long
Sun Sep 15thDorchester53215241Med
Sun Sep 15thCerne Abbas38310082Short
Thu Sep 19thArne0Long
Sun Sep 22ndShepton Mallet49162133Med
Sun Sep 22ndSparkford42103725Short
Sun Sep 29thMere52192337Med
Sun Sep 29thStalbridge39161741Short

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***