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2021 FEEDBACK COMMENTS

Riders' views are really important to us as they help us to shape & improve the event from year to year, and the feedback we receive is always very much appreciated. Thank you.

 

 

My first time doing this ride - what a stunner. Fantastic route, with fab views. Challenging enough to make you feel you have achieved something! Really friendly feel, with a good mix of riders. Great refreshments mid way, and of course great treats at the end with a medal, beer and a burger! What more could you want?! Thanks for a great event. Would highly recommend it.

Bob Callaghan - 'Awesome'

*****

Really lovely route, I thought the rest stop was great. Such a nice location to have a few minutes break. Loads of space at the start and finish so no concerns with social distancing, and everyone I spoke to was having a great day out. Thank you!

Rachel Andrews - 'Awesome'

*****

As always, excellent organisation and a pleasure to take part.

David Szymanski - 'Awesome'

*****

Thank you to your team for running this event and organising a challenging, fun ride through one of the most beautiful areas of Somerset. From the initial greeting / pre-ride brief to the medal presentation on completion of the ride everything was well done. The weather was fantastic to enjoy the ups & downs, and the pork and apple roll + refreshments at the end hit the spot. A well run, friendly event through scenic countryside.

Bry White - 'Awesome'

*****

Top route, lovely feed stop, great food at the finish. Thanks.

Stuart Rawlings - 'Awesome'

*****

Thank you all for delivering such a great event, absolutely loved it!

Michael Bracey - 'Awesome'

*****

Thank you to you and the team for a brilliantly organised ride.  My daughter and I really enjoyed the tour of the “Lakes and Lumps”.  It was great to do something slightly different.  My daughter lives in Cambridge, so her idea of a hill is a bridge over one of the main roads. Many thanks.

Mike Buller - 'Awesome'

*****

I had a superb day, fantastic views, I discovered many beautiful places. I will certainly do it again. Welcoming start, nice refreshments, great burger at the end.  I was reassured to see support vehicles throughout the ride. Many thanks to Darren and team for a fantastic day, brilliantly organised as always.

Achara Western - 'Awesome'

*****

A superb day out, loved it - even Cheddar!!

Adrian Mason - 'Awesome'

*****

The ride was very well organised and a great day all round...thank you everyone.

Zoe Perkins - 'Awesome'

*****

Brilliant, very well done all of you. Having organised over 60 events, some regional, some national and on one occasion International, I know when I see and ride an event that has been researched, risk assessed and well thought out and yours has. First class and I look forward to the next one. The best of luck with all your endeavours. Simply lovely and brilliant.

David Moore - 'Awesome'

*****

Apart from being extremely hot, what a well organised event. Struggled at the end but made it, and next stop the GWR.

Andrew Bisset - 'Awesome'

*****

Lovely challenging route. Great welcome from the team at the finish. Thank you.

Sarah Lock - 'Awesome'

*****

The event was brilliantly put together and a really enjoyable ride. The route had some challenging climbs which were well balanced with some fun descents. Thank you to the team for putting on such a great day.

Giles Moore - 'Awesome'

*****

Amazing service from the team when I had a mechanical 8 miles in, which unfortunately meant game over, but they made sure I was rescued and safely returned back.

Charlotte Leigh - 'Awesome'

*****

Very well organized, an interesting and challenging route. Thanks.

John Hamshare - 'Very Good'

****

Yet again a very well organised event, looking forward to the GWR and GER ps a bit less sun would be nice.

Lee - 'Awesome'

*****

Excellent. It is just so good to be back to doing things like this after the previous 15 months! Especially for us oldies who have been in self-enforced semi-hibernation for most of that time. Good route, well signed. All very well organised. AND the weather delivered! Just one "opportunity for improvement" - finding the venue was not easy, and I wasn't the only one. A few signs pointing the way would be useful.

Bill Deeley - 'Awesome'

*****

What a fantastic route and 'taster' for the Mendips. A truly stunning journey in glorious sunshine. Thanks to Darren and all the Team for the slick logistics, communication and hospitality.

Colin Western - 'Awesome'

*****

Great event but some suggestions to improve: the site wasn't signposted as such (instead as a running event) so I actually drove past without realising it; some longer cable ties for rider number; section before Blagdon hill too narrow and potholed; why was car parking so far away from registration? Otherwise great course, friendly and efficient helpers, will do it again. Thanks to all concerned.

John Chalmers - 'Very Good'

****

Great great route, beautiful Mendips landscape under (very) sunny weather. I'll take sun cream next time. Thanks for the wonderful organisation.

Olivier Moreau - 'Awesome'

*****

Brilliantly organised. Lovely, well-signed route. Great day out.

David Rogers - 'Awesome'

*****

Friendly and helpful people and a great course - recommend the Lakes and Lumps.

Gavin Smith - 'Awesome'

*****

Super event very well organised, as usual!!! The route was very clearly marked so hopefully no-one got lost. I have to say it was a pretty tough day for me with all them hills and 29 degrees!! It seems to be getting tougher for me every year – may have something to do with approaching my 70s!!! Keep up the good work! See you at GWR.

Andy Nichol

What a glorious day and as always superbly organised. Looking forward to the next one.

Craig

What a fantastically well-organised event. 10/10 for everything including route, signage, cake, medal, refreshments... Thank you for creating this memorable event. Just didn't like the hill at Blagdon - that was just mean! :)

Alex Barker

Great event guys. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Brilliant route with a lot of hills! Signage was great. Thanks for a great time.

Gary Taylor

Fab event, stunning route. Brilliant organisation, signage, refreshments, riders, medal - and sunshine! Thank everyone.

Bob

Fantastic day! Thanks to you all it was well organised.

Mandy Cross

Fab ride! Great support and well organised. Tea and cake at the bowls club was much appreciated, and great to be greeted with bling and beer at the finish. All in all a very enjoyable ride, great views, a bit tough in today's heat, but all for a good cause.

Jane Dumont-Jones

My first event with you guys, I will be back again next year. A really good day, fantastically organised event. Thank you.

Andrew Brett

Another fantastic event by this amazing team, gave a great sense that normality is just around the corner, best weather of the year so far, absolutely gutted that I wasn’t able to complete the ride today, but it would appear we do actually get wiser with age, and a niggling knee injury decided that today was not my day for taking on the two local monuments Cheddar and Burrington along with the “rise” up from Blagdon lake, and the many other testers on route. So I took a left turn back along the Mendip highway and called it a day after just twenty miles. Today’s burgers were absolutely perfect.

Jake Goddard

What a fantastic day I had. Well organised as ever and I have to say the burgers were great. Thank you to Darren and his team. Looking forward to the GWR in 5 weeks.

Mike Slater

It was such a great event - thanks for putting up with us!

Scott

Loved it. Great ride. Really well organised with support ever-present out on the road. Superb day. Thanks and best wishes for the fundraising.

Nigel

Great ride! First time doing Burrington and Cheddar in the same day!

Dominique Keeley

Thanks team, that was a great day out. So much more fun in sunshine than the rain of 2019.

Pete

Great day out, excellent organisation, fabulous tea and cake at the bowling club.

Katherine Barnes