Cycling Weekend - Frome and Countryside

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Friday 21 June 15:00 - Sunday 23 June

(2 nights)

From £190.00

Listed by Spice South West

Overview

A weekend exploring this beautiful corner of East Somerset. Staying in the vibrant and historic town of Frome, you’ll find many artisan shops, eateries and entertainment. It’s also only a short ride out to the glorious countryside. Cycling along quiet country lanes and converted railway lines, you’ll see the prettiest villages, sites and stop offs that this area has to offer. A perfect combination of town and country.

Distances: 26 miles Saturday & 24 miles Sunday.

Terrain: Occasional countryside hills.

Path/Road: Quiet country roads and off road cycle paths. Suitable for all bikes.

Physical difficulty: Moderate Saturday, Moderate Sunday. Cycling at a medium pace for 3 hours Saturday & 3 hours Sunday. Everyone will be assisted but you must be competent on a bike.

Duration: Friday night to Sunday evening.

Accommodation: Staying in The George Hotel, Frome

Guided by the very experienced Graham Hills. These weekends are not Spice Exclusive so you will meet other people. There are usually around 12 people on each of the weekends, a mixture of Spice and non Spice members.

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Includes

  • 2 nights accommodation.
  • 2 Continental breakfasts.
  • 2 days fully guided cycling.
  • Basic tool kit carried to undertake minor repairs.
  • Accident insurance cover.
  • Trained first aider.

Extras

  • Cycle hire if required £30
  • Evening meals
  • All drinks
  • Lunches and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday rides
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Location & Itinerary

Friday:

Check in to the hotel and head to a nearby pub for meet, greet and a socialise.

Saturday:

Saddle up and wind your way through the medieval streets of Frome.

Leaving the town along the ‘Collier’s Way’ (a converted railway), you’ll arrive at the town of Radstock. This was once a centre of coalfield life, and the local museum tells this rich history.

The next stop is for elevenses. A cafe in an idylic setting, within a 17th century Manor farm and overlooking a church.

Refreshed, it’s back on the bikes to visit the peculiar landmark of Kilmersdon hill. This hill was the inspiration for the nursery rhyme ‘Jack and Jill’, and we may even have a careful walk up it!

Continuing to the stunning village of Mells, it’s a tough choice where to have lunch, but the cafe inside the Walled Garden won it for me. Wood fired pizza, or perhaps a teatime treat, take your choice.

Finishing with a final run into Frome, you may even get back in time for some shopping.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Drinks out in Frome or free time.

Sunday:

Heading South, our destination is Longleat House. Cycle routes take you through the grounds, right next to the House, but luckily avoiding the animal enclosures. Be careful of any wrong turns though.

Next is an elevenses stop at a pub on the edge of Longleat estate. Described as ‘quintessentially British with a quirky country twist’. Why don’t you decide.

Back on the bikes we’ll tour through several villages, until hunger strikes again. We’ll sample more of the local gastronomic offerings.

As we head back to Frome, back through the Longleat estate again, we’ll finish the weekend with a ride alongside the river from where the town got its name.


Travel & Stay

The George Hotel & Granary, located in the charming, historic town of Frome, not only has 28 ensuite bedrooms and a hotel lounge, but is also an inviting pub on the high street.  

Rooms are comfortable with all the usual things, tea and coffee making facilities, Wifi, hairdryers, flat screen TV. Free parking

Availability & Pricing

TypePrice
Member - Twin Share - FEMALE£190.00Available
Member Twin Share Male£190.00Sold Out
Member - Sole Occupancy£240.00Sold Out

Booking Options

OptionPrice
Cycle Hire£30.00Available

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The George Hotel, 5 Market Place, Frome, BA11 1AF

Host & Everything Else

For the cycling element of the weekend you need:

Bicycle: If you bring your own bike ensure it is in a roadworthy condition. Check gears and brakes all work or get it serviced. Try and be self sufficient with: a lock, spare inner tube, puncture repair kit, pump, multi-tool, helmet.

You can hire a bike It MUST be pre-booked. This will include a helmet, lock, and spare inner tube.

Cycling shoes, or trainers

Comfortable lightweight trousers or shorts (jeans not advisable as the seams may rub)

Base layer or T shirt (try to avoid cotton, synthetic materials are best)

Fleece or sweater

Waterproof jacket and Waterproof over-trousers

Gloves

Hat

Rucksack

Water bottle

Casual clothes to change into after the cycling

Personal washing kit

Camera

Basic first aid – plasters, blister pads, antiseptic cream, etc

Graham Hills

Here at Spice your health, safety and wellbeing are of paramount importance. Whether travelling on holiday or attending Spice weekends away, in the UK or overseas - it is always advisable to have adequate travel insurance in case of emergency, cancellation, etc.

Travel insurance is an important aspect to booking a weekend or holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen circumstances that could otherwise spoil your trip. We also strongly encourage the need for a personal travel insurance

policy that includes Covid 19 cover. 

While we cannot recommend specific insurance policies as everyone’s requirements are personal to them, Spice have linked up with market leader Staysure Travel Insurance which you may like to take a look at.

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