Brace yourself, Yatton Keynell! The village is about to become the epicentre of a national cycling rally called the WHITE HORSE WEEKEND. Cyclists from all over the UK will come together for two days of sociable cycle-touring in the South Cotswolds area. And local cyclists from Yatton Keynell and other nearby villages are invited to join the fun.
The dates are Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April. On each day, there are rides of varying distances, all starting and ending at Yatton Keynell Village Hall.
On the Saturday, your options are 35 miles, 45 miles or 60 miles. These cycle rides are designed to take all day, and include stops for lunch and afternoon tea, so there’s no rush. It’s all about taking your time and enjoying the scenery in the company of like-minded people.
On the Sunday, the distance options are similar, with a late-morning coffee stop, and the rides designed to finish late lunch-time back at Yatton Keynell.
To take part in the rides, you need to register (in advance or on the day) and pay a small fee. Hot drinks and snacks are available at Yatton Keynell Village Hall before the rides depart. Hot meals are also available after the rides, but these need to be booked in advance (the closing date is 20 March).
The event is promoted by our local cycling club, Chippenham & District Wheelers. Further details are available on their website.