23/24th June 2012
VCB riders were in action on Saturday 23rd June as part of the Bike Bath event. Gavin Thomas triumphed over 500m and 1000m in the Rollapaluza event on Saturday evening (report to follow) whilst at the other end of the spectrum Rob Sutton took part in the 100mile sportive event earlier that day.
The route started from the centre of Bath and followed the back-roads down towards Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes before the first major climb up Burrington Combe. The next part was a loop around the Somerset levels followed by a climb back up onto the Mendips via Cheddar Gorge. The final part of the ride followed the Colliers Way for a short distance before a leg-breaking climb up onto Combe Down and then an easy freewheel back into Bath.
The event was low-key but well organised with good signage throughout. Rob completed the ride in 06:08:25.