Saturday 4 August 2018
Only the ride leader (Steve Way) and Mike Pain rode the whole distance, they were joined at Wellow by Dave, Jackie and Martin and met up with Richard’s alternative ride at Bitton Station
Lorraine joined me for a shorter version of the club ride. We parked in the free car park at Wellow, went to the café, then onto the Colliers Way cycle path. We stopped at the entrance to Combe Down tunnel (to switch on lights of course) where there was a blast of cold air coming out of the tunnel. After the 2 tunnels it was back to the heat but there was plenty of shade on the Bristol and Bath cycle route. At the Bristol end of the route we went down 2 quiet streets to picnic in the shade by the river Avon. Taking a picnic was a good choice as the only place we saw with food in the 9 km after Warmley was Morrison’s at Fishponds. At Bitton station café we met the club having lunch and we had our afternoon tea. Or return was the route in reverse.