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The Westbury Wheelers

Last Updated 16th June 2018 What's New

The Westbury Wheelers are a friendly club with a cross section of riders from serious to hacks and beginners so there is something for everyone.

During the summer we have regular open time trials and we also stage one of the Western Hard Riders series of time trials which attracts a large field.

There’s also a vibrant social scene with regular get togethers and trips away.

Do join us for a trial ride called a Green Ride on Saturday at 2 pm or join by clicking the button below.

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Our Rides

The club’s mainstay rides are Sunday morning outings. Three groups (various abilities) Purple, Blue and Yellow, meeting at 9am in the Market Place, Westbury.

Our green rides for the beginners and those wanting a more leisurely ride start at 2pm on Saturday from Market Square.

The fast boys and girls (Purple Group) do 60 - 80 quick miles at 16 -17 mph, the Blue group usually rides 35 - 60 miles and the Yellow Group 20 - 40 miles. The Purple usually follow the same route as Blue but travel a little quicker and may add a loop in. All Sunday rides stop for coffee and cake.

There’s a Wednesday morning ride (approx 30 - 40 miles) leaving the Market Place, Westbury at 9.30am. We also have mid-week evening training rides in the Winter/Summer, times trials and turbo training sessions.

There’s also a vibrant social scene with regular get togethers and trips away.
Click the button below for more details

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Thu July 12th

Tracey Kite

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Thu June 21st

BOA Cycling Festival

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As the BOA Cycling Festival 14th/15th July is just around the corner members of Westbury Wheelers get a 30% discount on ticket prices to enter the infamous hill climb up Masons Lane (58 seconds was the winning time in 2015 by a VC Walcot rider.) or the 25mile/50mile sportive which takes place on the Sunday 15th July.

To enter use voucher code >> WestburyCC30 << via www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bradford-on-avon-cycling-festival-2018-tickets-39942779930

Alternatively, if you would prefer to cycle with the family then why not enter the free family fun ride (8km) around Bradford On Avon.
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Feel free if you wish to remove this if not suitable.As the BOA Cycling Festival 14th/15th July is just around the corner members of Westbury Wheelers get a 30% discount on ticket prices to enter the infamous hill climb up Masons Lane (58 seconds was the winning time in 2015 by a VC Walcot rider.) or the 25mile/50mile sportive which takes place on the Sunday 15th July.To enter use voucher code >> WestburyCC30

Mon June 4th

Westbury Wheelers

It is legal to ride two abreast on a road. The benefit for cyclists is increased visibility and the length of the obstruction for a driver is shortened when passing large groups.

Rule 66 of the Highway Code says you should never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends.

Cyclists should factor in road conditions and on narrow or busy roads and around bends, should go into single file.

Drivers should be aware that cyclists can ride two abreast and is legal to do so. When approaching large groups of cyclists, give them time, space and be observant when overtaking. They may have to move out into the carriageway quickly to avoid a pothole. Give them the space when overtaking that you would a car.

If a group of cyclists are holding up the traffic, they should consider moving into single file, to let the cars pass, this helps to keep the traffic flowing.

Further rules on overtaking found in the Highway Code are:

Rule 162
Rule 163
Rule 212
Rule 213

The above messages are part of the #CycleSafe campaign and act as a reminder of the rules of the Highway Code. We are aware there will be some cyclists and drivers who do not act in accordance with the above rules; this campaign is a reminder as the number of cyclists is increased during the summer months.
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Fri June 1st

Tim Pigott

Dear Westbury Wheelers, Hi from DTCC. We'd love you and your friends to join us on Sunday 10 June for our Moonraker Sportive. We've a 30 mile family-friendly Mellow (free for under 16s), a stretching Midi at 60 miles and a superb Monster at 100 miles. Great value and all proceeds to Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the Firefighters Charity. More information at www.riderhq.com/events/78298/dtcc-moonraker-sportive ... See MoreSee Less

Dear Westbury Wheelers, Hi from DTCC. Wed love you and your friends to join us on Sunday 10 June for our Moonraker Sportive. Weve a 30 mile family-friendly Mellow (free for under 16s), a stretching Midi at 60 miles and a superb Monster at 100 miles. Great value and all proceeds to Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the Firefighters Charity. More information at https://www.riderhq.com/events/78298/dtcc-moonraker-sportive
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