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Butleigh Wheelers cycling.

Cycling forms a large part of village life with all age groups and genders able to take part in relative safety.  The local roads are less busy than in the larger towns and the beautiful countryside around Butleigh offers some wonderful views.  The surrounding villages of Baltonsborough, Keinton Mandeville, West Pennard, Barton St David and many others offer fantastic scenery and many interesting places to visit

From its conception in 2011 the Butleigh Wheelers had just two enthusiastic riders and these ventured out when the mood took them for rides of between twelve and fifteen with several cafe’ stops en route.  Over the years interest has grown and the group now comprises of twelve members.  Not everyone goes riding every week but depending peoples commitments they regularly get six to eight riders for a weekly morning ride.  The length of the rides has probably increased as members have become more experienced.  The group comprises of both men and women and in some cases includes both the husband and wife.

The Wheelers are a sociable bunch who enjoy company, conversation and cake. Each week they meet on a Thursday at 9:30 am (9:00am in the summer) outside the Butleigh Village Shop.  From here they travel different routes around Somerset averaging a distance of some thirty to thirty five miles with the obligatory and lengthy café stop. On occasions they undertake a longer ride.  On the left is a picture of the Wheelers on a recent trip to Gold Hill, Shaftsebury.

They don’t race and try not to upset other road users. The aim is not to leave anyone behind although at times, due to navigation, they have had to work hard at this.  If you would like to know how fast and how far they go please look at the list of rides (statistics) and to join in please contact one of them (who are we).  Links are below

You can access the Gallery from the drop down menu above.  News articles, planned rides, interesting facts and equipment for sale is also available from the drop down menu above.

Details of existing members and contact information is available from the link below

Many of the members like to keep accurate records of the rides.  See the details from the link below

Statistics Contacts

Change of start time for the summer

We discussed our start times. The clear consensus from those present was to bring the rides forward to 9am but stick with 9:30am in the darker, winter months.  

There was also general agreement about occasional longer rides, perhaps including a lunch stop.  Meeting place to be Village green.