Cycling Ilchester

Crewkerne’s ‘Club Velos’ enjoy a stop for refreshments in Ilchester

Ilchester has long been a popular transit point for keen cyclists.

Routes that take in Ilchester offer plenty of variety for the keen club cyclist. From gently undulating landscapes to challenging, demanding and even gruelling Somerset hill-climbs; you will find a route to suit your mood. 

Cycling for beginners.

For inexperienced riders and families with children who like more space and less traffic, the Roman road at Ilchester is perfect. Beginners who are taking their first tentative rides without stabilisers can really build-up confidence here.  There’s plenty of free, safe parking if you want to arrive by car with bikes on a rack.

If you’d like to make your outing more interesting, there is a wealth of history to explore around Ilchester and following the stories on foot or by bike is a great way to spend time together over a weekend. Find out more about what to see and do in Ilchester, HERE.

Ilchester ride-outs.

A popular route for locals is the 5km circuit from Ilchester to Limington, onwards to Yeovilton and back to Ilchester. Some folks alternate the direction they take each time they ride. This route is also a good option if some of your party like to cycle but others prefer to walk. You can enjoy being out in the fresh-air together for an hour or so knowing you’re all sticking to the same route and can meet-up at various points on the way round.

Stop for refreshments.

Nuova Italia, The Ilchester Arms and local cafe, Claire’s of Ilchester, all extend a warm welcome to cyclists. So, why not plan your trip to include a stop for refreshments. A coffee-break, lunch-stop, afternoon tea or even an evening meal; anything goes.

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