Andy Cook, a lifelong cyclist himself and the driving force behind the growth in recreational cycling within British Cycling in recent years, is the Ride Director and he said: “The Great Weston Ride has something for everyone and, while it’s most definitely a decent challenge, it has been designed to appeal to the vast majority of people living in and around Britain’s first Cycling City. It’s first and foremost a challenge event aimed at getting people out on their bikes, but it’s something that most people should be able to tackle with a bit of determination – whether experienced riders or novices, people can do it at their own pace, it’s very much intended as a social and community occasion, and riders who take the challenge will feel a huge sense of achievement when they cross the finish line".

And the event is also linked to several local charities, including Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal and Shine Together, the umbrella charity for Bristol’s Frenchay and Southmead hospitals, as options for any riders who would like to fundraise while taking on the challenge.

Further info and full details on the event, including how to enter, on