Ride Report – Mere to Batcombe

Saturday 30 November 2019 Despite warnings of a wet day Saturday proved to be a perfect one for cycling so Nicky, Peter, Lynn Broom, Richard, Ron, Charlie. Mike A, Ben, Keith and Mary arrived for the ride whilst The Fab Fortises were there for the coffee. Through poor organisation I led the 11 riders on […]

Ride Report – Gillingham to Warminster

Saturday 23 November 2019 I arrived at Orchard Park on a wet and misty morning not expecting many takers for the ride to Warminster.  Shortly after, Richard N arrived in his car in non-biking gear but there was no sign of anyone else in Lycra.  After getting a coffee and listening to Richards account of […]

Ride Report – Fontmell Magna to Tarrant Monkton

Saturday 15 November 2019 Finally……a sunny Saturday!   Obviously organised by Mary who had celebrated her enormous birthday this week!!  We met at Fontmell Magna’s tea room which was chosen by way of support for our struggling village shop.   Popular with cyclists however as the cake portions were generous and we had to depart to […]

Ride Report – Henstridge to Mere

Sunday 10 November 2019 A day of SUNSHINE ———- but cold! Definitely a day for coffee and whiskey as you get in the front door. And, as it was a short ride, I got home before the central heating had switched on. Ooooff! Saturday’s ride, as you probably all know, was a washout (cars floating […]

Ride Report – Henstridge to Dorcester

Sunday 27 October 2019 Following the MET office reports for Saturday of 60/80mph gusty conditions on the south coast and 50/70 mph predicted gusts inland the prospects for my ride looked bleak. This was backed up on the day following a miserable early morning walk with my dog ‘Harvey’ where we both struggled to keep […]

Ride Report – East Stour to Tisbury

Saturday 26 October 2019 Despite the forecast of high winds and heavy rain 6 riders and 1 in civvies arrived at the Udder farm shop for coffee.  Myself, Charlie, Mary and Jenny were going on the ride while Jackie and Lorraine we’re heading back home before the rain got too heavy and Richard N was […]

Ride Report – Stourhead Mystery Tour

Saturday 19 October 2019 The sun was shining this morning, and the forecast suggested that it could be a dry day -a complete contrast to last Saturday! There was world cup rugby on the TV so I couldn’t leave until half time which left me running late. Fortunately I met the Gillingham Wheelers club ride […]

Weekend Ride – Sturminster Newton to Ludwell

Saturday 12 October 2019 In the Rain I will emphasise the rain…….it was constant. From the leaving home, to Sturminster, persistent heavy shower. Sturminster to Fontmell Magna slightly heavier rain with blobs and drips from the trees. Up to Ashmore more drizzly but in your face downhill to Charlton. Heavy spitting on to the Rising […]

Ride Report – Gillingham to Crockerton (not Castle Cary to Wells)

Saturday 5 October 2019 We’re having a competition this year – it’s called SWAP YOUR RIDE.  The leader with the most swaps gets a prize – yet to be determined.  Richard the cake is already in the lead as he was too weak to lead today’s outing! Ron and I agreed to modify the route […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Tolpuddle

Saturday 28 September 2019 Three Pubs and a Puncture Six riders (Mary, Paul, Martin T, Charlie, Ron and I) and two non-riders (Lorraine and Richard) met at Dike’s Café for coffee prior to leaving on the ride to Tolpuddle. The weather was bright but with a strong westerly breeze which Paul reminded us that had […]