Join us for the Love to Pedal Challenge: 19th April - 3rd May

Join us for the Love to Pedal Challenge: 19th April - 3rd May

Posted: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 08:50

Join us for the Love to Pedal Challenge: 19th April - 3rd May

Love to Pedal is a SASP cycling project aimed at encouraging cycling for all; regardless of age, ability or confidence. Whether you participate with a chair pedal exerciser, exercise bike or regular outdoor bike, why not set yourself a new challenge by pedalling at your own pace, adding up your minutes and seeing how far you can get with one of three virtual challenges?

There are three levels of challenges that can be completed between the 19th April and 3rd May and this is also part of Sustrans Big Pedal. Choose the correct level for you based on how much pedalling you think you can achieve between these two dates. You can participate as an individual, a family or other team – perhaps you want to group together with residents in one of our Love to Pedal care homes for example? The choice is yours but every minute counts no matter what the speed and will be accumulated towards your overall total.

The Challenges...

Beginner - Complete all 12 filmed Love to Pedal virtual cycle rides of Somerset totalling approx. 220mins (3hrs 40mins). Rides can be accessed here:

Intermediate - Cycle West to East and North to South of Somerset using the locations of our virtual cycle rides in these areas. Overall total: 424mins (7hrs 4mins)

Our most westerly Love to Pedal virtual ride is in Minehead and our most easterly ride is in Glastonbury totalling approx. 240mins (4hrs). Our most northerly ride is in Burnham on Sea and our most southerly ride is in Yeovil totalling approx. 184mins (3hrs 4mins). Times have been calculated using Google Maps average cycle speed.

Advanced - Cycle a virtual loop around all 12 Love to Pedal rides starting and finishing in Minehead: Approx 775mins (12hrs 55mins).

Times have been calculated using Google Maps average cycle speed and are as follows: Minehead to Steart WWT, Steart WWT to Bridgwater Docks, Bridgwater Docks to Burnham on Sea, Burnham On Sea to Shapwick Heath NNR, Shapwick Heath NNR to Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury Tor to Langport, Langport to Yeovil Country Park, Yeovil Country Park to Barrington Court, Barrington Court to Ilminster, Ilminster to Vivary Park Taunton, Vivary Park to Wellington and Wellington back to Minehead.

Access the challenges below and log your minutes. Good Luck!

Love to Pedal Somerset – Beginner Challenge – View here

Love to Pedal Somerset – Intermediate Challenge – View here

Love to Pedal Somerset – Advanced Challenge – view here

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