The West Country

We have a programme of monthly rides starting from various places in the area and a regular monthly ‘ Last Thursday Social’ in one of the areas pubs. Check out the ‘What’s On’ section if you would like to join us.

The cycling varies from the flat Somerset Levels to the steep Cotswold Hills.

For details of the area covered by the West Country Group click here.

Organisers Contact: Jackie and Stuart Hibberd, Tel: 0117 9695159, Email:
Terry Barnaby2019-04-23 06:29:17WestCountry

Note the ride on Sunday 28th will have coffee in Marshfield rather than Castle Coombe.

Terry Barnaby2019-10-26 08:04:05WestCountry

Note the ride on 26/10/2019 has been cancelled.

Peter Weeks2021-05-21 10:41:44WestCountry

Luke Grenfell is cycling a tandem from Bristol to Beijing. See

Terry Barnaby2021-11-16 07:04:32WestCountry

Please email/phone yout lunch time meals selection for the ride on Sunday November 21st to the organisers. See the What's On information for menu and contact details.

11/12/2021 West Country
The WestCountry Christmas dinner. Coffee then a ride starting at 10:30; about 22 miles; return to the Golf Club for Christmas lunch.  Ample car parking. As always, this ride is your chance to decorate your tandem for Christmas, dress up in festive garb and show off.  Turkeys, reindeer, and versions of Santa Claus have all been seen riding tandems on this event.  Prizes for the best-dressed tandem and the most outrageously-dressed tandemists. Contact for menu.
Contact: Peter and Jenny Tel: 01179 686010 Email:
Good turnout for the Christmas lunch ride, pictured leaving from coffee stop at Farmers Table, Tortworth and seated at lunch at The Codrington Arms in Yate.
11 Tandems and 2 solos rode to Salisbury and back with an overnight stay in glorious weather. Others joined on route for sections of the ride.
Peter and JennyThis was a ride into Wales to the White Hart at Llangybi.
Location: Chipping Sodbury
Postcode: BS37 6AD
Map Reference: 51.5382, -2.39483
Ride length: 37 km
Ride ease: Average
This ride is perfect for a winter day and the West Country group did this in November 2021...enjoy Starting in the pretty Market town of Chipping Sobury, the ride heads north crossing Horton Common with extensive views. You will pick up the Avon Cycleway as the route heads west to Rangeworthy and th ...
Location: Hambrook
Postcode: BS16 1SJ
Map Reference: 51.5112, -2.5106
Ride length: 64 km
This is a lovely ride along the lanes north of Yate The outward lanes heading towards Luckington uses roads that are surprisingly quiet considering the area and you can hear the M4 to your left. Care when crossing the A46 north of Pensylvania but the subsequent gradual drop along a quiet lane is gl ...
Map Reference: 51.4936, -2.77187
Ride length: 72 km
Meet at Esplanade Rd Portishead BS20 7JA map Blagdon Lake for Picnic (cafe and pub nearby to buy drinks if required). Via Wrington(coffee) and Clevedon