Published: August 28, 2010
Oops! Burnham's beach mud halts Round Britain cycle event

The 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).

Almost 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 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 and Highbridge.

They are on track to reach the finishing line in Seaton on September 4th. Full details about the event are online here.


Bookmark and Share

Search|Add to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated calendar for what's happening. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Photos
Burnham-On-Sea Photos

Photo gallery
Hundreds of photos from events across the Burnham-On-Sea area. Click here