Weekend Ride – Wincanton to Glastonbury

Following a week of fine weather the second day of official meteorological spring was looking good for a really enjoyable Saturday ride as Charlie and I set off for Wincanton. We met up with Lorraine and Ed on the far side of Buckhorn Weston with promising blue skies breaking through as we continued on to […]

Weekend Ride – Child Okeford to Sturminster Marshall

Saturday 23 February 2019 Fifteen riders assembled at the Gold Hill café in Child Okeford for the ride to Sturminster Marshall.  Lorraine had just come for coffee so fourteen set off through Okeford Fitzpaine. Ascending the foothills of Okeford Hill Roger developed a loose crank (blame the bike builder?) so he and Jill turned back. […]

Weekend Ride – Stalbridge to Montecute!!!

Saturday 16 February 2019 What a dirty trick! Friday was beautiful, sunny and warm, as I drove around my projected tour. Today was quite nice too: got a bit dark in the middle, but it brightened up. On Saturday morning however, it was a different story — dark, dreary and soggy. I drove through some […]

Ride Report – Gillingham to Bruton

Saturday 9 February 2019 When I awoke on Saturday morning the rain was lashing against the window and I thought I may be in for a Billy-No-Mates ride, but by the time I had finished breakfast the rain had stopped and the wind had dropped. Just as I was about to leave home Richard N […]

Ride Report – Gillingham to Sherborne

Saturday 26 January 2019 Following some dire weather forecasts during the week I was pleasantly surprised on Saturday morning when the temperature was 8 Deg and it wasn’t raining. On arrival at Orchard Park in Gillingham there were a few keen riders already there. During coffee Rodney and Sarah from the Gillingham Wheelers also joined […]

Ride Report – Stourhead to Boyton, no, Tisbury, no, Motcombe

Saturday 19 January 2019 Mary has had a lousy start to 2019.  With a bad crash on New Years Day and a very disappointing weeks skiing holiday (or not skiing as was the case), she was unable to lead her ride today as sitting on the saddle was a no-no. I volunteered to step in. […]

Ride Report – Marnhull to Bruton

Saturday 12 January 2019 Nineteen members and partners came for a rather chaotic start to the meet but order was restored and hopefully all were fed and watered. So good to see Lorraine and Robin who have both had medical problems. Dave M, Mike A, Charlie Woz iz Name, Ben, Ron, Keith, Mike P and […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Cheselbourne

Saturday 29 December 2018 Oh! —- BIG blank screen! No time & no inspiration. —- Last ride of the year too. Should be full of interests and adventures. Perhaps I need some Christmas Chivas Regal assistance ——- Ergo —– Bravely gathered at Dikes Auberge, Bistro & Cafe (haunt of bons viveurs, gastronomes, gourmets, gourmands and […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Dorchester

Saturday 8 December 2018 I always look forward to those Saturday rides that start from Dikes Supermarket, meaning that I can enjoy my dog walk, read the papers and still have time for a leisurely breakfast. I met Roger on arriving at Dikes and we both agreed that the day’s ride could be quite challenging […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Blandford

Saturday 22 December 2018 A dry Saturday at last!!  Unfortunately, Mike Anyan the advertised ride leader had to bow out due to bereavement. Highlights of the day:- Caroline was decked out in a Santa’s hat over her ski helmet – super. Mary’s bike was adorned with fairy lights – will look super on darker days! […]