cycle race to pass through the Burnham area this week
of cyclists will be passing through Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge,
Berrow and Brean this week during a nationwide cycle event.
Countrywide Great Tour is a 64-day circumnavigation of the coastline
of Britain by bicycle, never losing the sight, the sound or the
smell of the sea.
6,800 kilometre cycle ride began on 4th July and finishes on 5th
53 on Tuesday 25th August will see the cyclists pedalling 115
kilometres from Porlock Weir to Weston, coming through Highbridge,
Burnham, Berrow and Brean on the way.
are scheduled to finish in Weston at 4.30pm so will be passing
through our area in the mid-afternoon.
the stage starting in Porlock, the route is relatively flat with
a only a few medium climbs to contend with as it heads away from
Exmoor," says a spokesman.
riders will cross the River Parrett before heading north through
Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow towards Weston."
core group of 40 cyclists is riding the whole event whilst being
joined daily by corporate, charity and day riders, building numbers
up to 200.
cyclists are on a clockwise circumnavigation of the UK, taking
in every seaside town, city and coastal village that mainland
Britain has to offer.
Countrywide Great Tour is being put on in tandem with CTC, a national
cycling charity, and is sponsored by the Daily Telegraph. The
full route map is here.