Yatton to Sandford on Strawberry Line

Wednesday 14th August at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Yatton Station car park, Yatton Railway Station, Station Approach Yatton, Bristol, BS49 4FF  BS49 4FF
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
1 hours 15 mins  (1 hours 0 mins cycling)

Breeze Bike Rides in North Somerset

We’ll meet outdoors in the station car park for this ride.  The station has toilet and cafe facilities should you need them at the start or end of the ride.  Bring some change for pay & display car parking at the station: £1.40 for the day.


Madi & Emma – we’re friendly and local and here to help more of us North Somerset women to get into bike riding.


This ride today, from Yatton to Sandford, follows the Strawberry Line.  The Cheddar Valley Line was built in 1869 to connect the West Country’s strawberry fields to the rest of the UK. Running from Yatton through to Wells, it soon became known as The Strawberry Line because of the cargo the trains carried. The line closed to passengers in 1963 and a couple of years later to freight. Volunteers began converting the line for walking and cycling in 1983. Now the line is a mostly off-road, traffic-free, level route. It starts at the bottom of the car park at Yatton station, just a stone’s throw from the cafe, and you can follow it through the marshes to the foot of the Mendips, through the eerie Shute Shelve Tunnel and on to historic Axbridge and scenic Cheddar.


We’ll meet at Yatton station car park for a warm up and a quick bike check. Then we’ll head out towards Sandford on the Strawberry Line, out & back.


This is a gentle ride on a mostly flat, traffic free, quiet  route. The total length of the ride is around 8.5 miles. It’s perfect for beginners who want to do a bike ride with other women. We welcome newcomers to our rides.   It’s a good idea to bring some water and you may also want to bring a snack if you think your energy levels may need topping up along the way.  Wearing a helmet is advisable, though not essential. Please bring some money if you want to stop for refreshments at Yatton Station cafe afterwards.


After a brief introduction, bike check and warm up, we will head off out of the station car park directly onto the Strawberry Line.


 We will always ride at the pace of the slowest rider so no one is left behind.


 Look forward to seeing you there!


 Toilet facilities and cafe available at the station when you arrive and when we finish the ride.


Route planned: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3442491.html


Don’t forget…. Breeze are on a mission to spread the word about their rides, and need your help. If you introduce one friend who goes on to take part in a Breeze ride, you’ll receive a Breeze water bottle, introduce a second friend, you’ll be the proud owner of one of their swish Breeze Buffs, and introduce a third friend and Breeze will send you £15 of Love2Shop vouchers. Read the article on the homepage for more information.


 

Starting Point
Yatton Station car park, Yatton Railway Station, Station Approach Yatton, Bristol, BS49 4FF 
Starting Postcode
BS49 4FF

Meet the Champions

  • Emma Ruffle Emma Ruffle I'm Emma Ruffle and I enjoy cycling. I love riding with friends and family around the country lanes near where I live. As a personal trainer by profession, I organise running groups for women and hope these Breeze bikes rides for women will be just as popular. Come out for a fun, free, bike ride with me in North Somerset. Follow the group on Facebook: "Bike rides for women in North Somerset"
  • Nicki Watts Nicki Watts I've been involved in exercise most of my life, in some shape or form! I use to compete in Triathlons when i was younger and now enjoy just one sport at a time (or two!) Cycling & Karate. I trained as a Breeze champion in May 2013 and enjoy helping other women to become involved in cycling and exercise. At the time i was myself looking for a cycling group to join and wondered how many women out there felt the same as me and needed a helping hand to get out cycling!

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