Burnham's beach mud halts Round Britain cycle event
sticky nature of Burnham-On-Sea's soft sand and mud caught out
this unlucky cyclist during the latest stage of a Round Britain
challenge on Saturday morning (August 28th).
30 cyclists sped their way along the town's beach from Berrow
to Burnham during the Somerset leg of The Great Tour.
But the event came to a standstill for several minutes when one
of the cyclists, triathlete Donna Elliott, came off her bike after
it got stuck near Burnham's Pier.
Donna, pictured right, was unhurt and told Burnham-On-Sea.com
on the town's jetty: "My bike came to a stop in the mud,
sending me over the handlebars. Fortunately, I was fine - it just
shakes you up a bit."
Another cyclist, Graeme Knott, added: "The sand on the beach
has shifted since the organisers did a check of the best route
earlier in the year. We had to choose our route carefully today
to avoid the soft areas."
Participants in the 64-day Great Tour started the 6,600km event
on July 3rd. On their latest leg on Saturday, they rode 123km
from Congresbury to Selworthy and passed through Berrow, Burnham
They are on track to reach the finishing line in Seaton on September
4th. Full details about the event are online here.