Message from organisers of Great Weston Ride
This is just a quick note regarding the 2023 Great Weston Ride, the long-established challenge bike ride from Bristol to Weston-super-Mare via the Mendips & Somerset Levels, to notify you of arrangements for this year’s event.
The route (see attached image) goes through Long Ashton, Failand, Barrow Gurney, Winford, Chew Stoke, Compton Martin, Ubley, Blagdon, Cheddar, Rodney Stoke, Wedmore, East Huntspill, Burnham, Uphill and Weston so, as you can see, the event passes either through or near your local community, and this year’s Ride is scheduled to take place on Sunday 23rd July 2023.
Obviously we’d like to try to minimise any inconvenience that the Ride may cause by alerting as many people as possible in advance, and hopefully some people might also want to support - or even take part in – this major West Country challenge event. And with the majority of participants coming from the Bristol and Somerset area it’s likely anyway that there will be people from your area already taking part.
So we’d like to ask if you could please spread the word as widely as possible within your community so that as many people as possible are aware that the event will be happening on Sunday 23rd July, and we’d be extremely grateful for any help that you can provide in this regard. Our aim is to try to ensure that it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone on the day, and advance notice should enable people to plan their own activities accordingly
You might also like to know that, on the fundraising front, around £470,000 has already been raised by participants for charities and good causes since the Ride began and this year we’ll be helping to raise funds for the Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity, which supports the Bristol Children’s Hospital as well as NINE other local hospitals in our area (see attached poster).
And we’re also continuing to promote and provide financial support for the Mendip Hills Fund – we think it’s a fantastic initiative for local communities, and it’s a great way for us to say ‘thank you’ and put something else back directly into the area.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and hopefully all the local communities along the route will once again support and encourage the riders and help to make it another enjoyable and safe day for all concerned. If you have any queries, or if you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or by phone (07956 858851).
The Great Weston Ride Team