Welcome to the 2015 Great Weston Ride, a fabulous 56-mile challenge bike ride from Bristol to Weston-super-Mare that follows a spectacular route through the Mendips and across the Somerset Levels.


2015 Ride is over - another great day out!

SUNDAY 19th JULY 2015



Well what can we say? Amazing route, amazing people, amazing support, and an all-round amazing day out at the GWR! Again!

Great Weston Ride #6 took place under familiar sunny skies (was it ever really in doubt?!) and once again more people than ever were involved, either as Ride participants or as supporters on the day - making it certainly the biggest and, dare we say it, probably the best GWR to date.

Around 1,100 people entered this year, with many hundreds more yet again cheering all the riders across the finish line - all of which made for another fantastic day out.

Naturally, we want to thank all those lovely people (riders AND supporters) who participated so enthusiastically, and we'd also like to say a massive THANK YOU to our small army of very friendly and dedicated people who helped us to put on such a successful and enjoyable event - the marshals, medics, mechanics, helpers, service providers, and other partners who all contributed so much time and effort and without whom we simply couldn't do this!

We loved the day so we'll be doing it all over again in 2016 and more info will follow, and in the meantime we'll post further news and pictures here about the 2015 Ride as we get them.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed so much this year - it is HUGELY appreciated!







Riders have left lots of comments on our '2015 Rider Feedback' page, and here's just a taste of what they also had to say about the 2014 Great Weston Ride:

"Fab, sunny, stunning, bum-numbing, challenging, beautiful scenery, fantastic organisation and volunteers, yummy food stop and amazing reception at the finish line. See you next year!!"

"Amazing! Couldn't have been better - it was just brilliant!"

"A truly wonderful day! An amazingly well-organised and supportive bike ride with the most beautiful views. Never ridden more than 30 miles before. Fabulous!"

"Fantastic! One of the best organised events I have done."

"Flippin' brilliant!!! Second year of doing this fantastically organised and well-run event - a pat on the back for another fun-filled ride."

"Excellent ride, great atmosphere, superb route - this ride gets better every year."

"My first event of this kind and I absolutely loved it!"

"A fantastic day with fantastic views and a fantastic sense of achievement! Such a well-organised introduction to mass participation cycling - count me in for next year!"

"Brilliant day - a recommendation to all my work colleagues for next year."

"Another amazing event - my 2nd year and I enjoyed it even more than last, which I didn't think possible. Fantastic organisation, atmosphere and camaraderie."

"A truly great ride with stunning views - I'll be back."

"A fantastic day out on two wheels - a well-organised event from start to finish, and what a reception at the finish!"

"My second GWR and I would recommend this ride to anyone."

"My first organised ride and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was really well run; the route was well thought-out; everyone was friendly; and there was a range of riders and bikes. And the food and cider at the end was a great way to cap off a brilliant day."

"Great atmosphere and an excellent route with just enough hills to be testing. Brilliant organisation throughout. Looking forward to 2015."

"I had the best time - it's superbly organised and run with a very friendly atmosphere among all the riders. Will definitely be back again."

"So glad I got to hear about this - an amazing ride and route. One of the best organised rides I have done."

"Fantastic, and I'd urge any keen cyclists to book early for GWR 2015."

(To see all the rider comments and feedback in full from this year's event please take a few minutes to look at the '2015 Rider Feedback' page on the menu on the left). 


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