Ride Report – Sturminster Newton to Cheselbourne

  Saturday 4 January 2020 First ride of a new decade for all of us! Good turn-out at Poet’s Corner, or is that Poets’ Corner  (—- for exponents of the “apostrophe”) Richard Mary Martin Charlie Ed Col. Dave Doc Dave Ron Paul Jim Charlie Ben Dilys Gartside (new visitor for the day) — and me […]

Ride Report – Henstridge to Ryme Intrinseca

Saturday 28 December 2019 Although Ron refuses to be a ride leader, Charlie had persuaded him to let us follow him to Hamish’s for today’s ride! Unfortunately a last minuet change of home plans meant that Ron was unable to ride today and everyone ended up following me instead. At coffee I was joined by […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Shaftesbury

Saturday 21 December 2019 HOORAY, the shortest day of the year and Boo, with more rain forecast, the wettest October, November and December I can remember. Thyme after Time was our start today – surprisingly all tables were taken when the 11 of us were seated. The boss told us they served 64 breakfasts yesterday, […]

Ride Report – Sherbourne to Ryme Intrinseca

Saturday 14 December 2019 A change from our usual week before solstice Wincanton ride the Circuit seemed well received. An early lunch would give the group a chance to return home in daylight rather than dabbling with the ducks in the gathering gloom and mire of Milborne Wick. The forecast, blustery winds from the south […]

Ride Report- Sturminster Newton to Blandford

Saturday 7 December 2020 Prologue Yesterday (Friday), Chairman Paul rang me. He was suffering from some dreadful lurgy so would not be able to shepherd us to Sturminster Marshall as planned. He did however think that we should pick a somewhat shorter ride as we are very close to 21/22 Dec. 10 full time riders […]

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 […]