Weekend Ride – Mystery Tour from Sparkford

Saturday 17 August 2019 Mike Anyan was struck down with a mystery bug and in consequence was unable to lead the mystery ride. I had offered to lead an easier paced mystery ride, Somerton being my mystery destination. It was a mystery to me why everyone considered this to be a bad idea and a […]

Ride Report – Child Okeford to Moreton-issh

Saturday 10 August 2019 In view of the weather forecast for high winds and rain I was surprised to  find anyone at the Gold Hill Tea Room in Child Okeford. However Roger, Jill,  Martin and Jackie were waiting patiently outside for the it to open. Soon after  Charlie arrived, shortly followed by Ken and Caroline […]

Ride Report – Fontmell Magna to Buckland Newton

Saturday 3 August 2019 Technology is great when it works….Grrrr!  But let’s concentrate on the positives of the ride!  12 people  arrived at the tea room in Fontmell Magna and all agreed that it made for a welcoming venue.  Cake choice was a bit thin but the carrot cake was reportedly very fine indeed and […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge (Spire Hill) to Dorchester

Saturday 27 July 2019 Where To?  Dorchester   Start?  Thyme after Time Cafe Full Time Players?  Ben, David, Martin, Paul,  Richard, me Also Rans?  Roger and Ron Unfortunately, no members of the fairer sex cycling today, but Jackie F came along with a black Labrador and offered support. Notable absentees?  Mary was cruising on the Danube with […]

Ride Report – Hartgrove to Spietesbury

Saturday 20 July 2019 16 people turned up at Hartgrove Farm where Jackie and I are house sitting. The forecast all week had been for wet weather but although it was dry we didn’t think it was quite warm enough to sit outside. So we all piled into the conservatory and tucked into Jackie’s home […]

Ride Report – Shillingstone to Upton House

Saturday 13 July 2019 When Charlie put me down for this ride little did I know that a gentle ride to Upton House would cause enough hot air to power a hot air balloon!! We met at Shillingstone Station for a 10.30 depart on the still-blocked Durweston Road. “We” being Charlie, Chairman Paul, Mary, Ron, […]

Ride Report – Stourhead to Dilton Marsh

Saturday 6 July 2019 Joining me (Richard the cake) were Chairman Paul, 90 inch fixed Mike, electric Ron, sawed off bars Charlie and Roger in the shade. Jackie and Martin came to Stourhead only. We went via Maiden Bradley and Warminster to Fairfield Farm College where we had reserved tables at the café. Sawed off […]

Ride Report – Shillingstone to Corfe Castle

  Saturday 29 June 2019 Woke up to another glorious summers day, in fact it turned out to be the hottest day so far this year. I decided that I would combine my BVCC planned ride to Corfe Castle with a few extra miles to make it a 125mile (200K) ride to boost my Audax […]

Ride Report – Child Okeford to Cranborne

Saturday 23 July 2019 Summer Solstice Sunny Saunter! High pressure!  Not just the first time this month that we had seen this welcome meteorological phenomenon giving us a glorious day, but also what an unprepared ride leader puts on herself the day before, not having sorted the route!  So having forgotten to speak to Gold […]

Ride Report – The Ride That Never Reached Weymouth

Saturday 15 June 2019 Eight riders and Caroline in a car met for coffee in the Poets’ Corner Cafe in Sturminster.  The steady drizzle (or was it light rain) deterred us from setting off immediately, but when the weather eased a bit seven stalwarts set off towards Weymouth (Jackie  decided to go home). Mikes A […]