Ride Report – Shillingstone to Pamphill

Saturday 27 April 2019 It was depressing midweek to look at the weather forecast and see that Storm Hannah with high winds and rain was due to arrive during the ride on Saturday. So it was of some relief to see the forecast on Friday evening was predicting winds up to 47mph but little or […]

Ride Report – Gillingham to Nunney

Saturday 20 April 2019 Jackie and I were the first to arrive at Orchard Park on a bright sunny morning. The temperature was predicted to be in the 20s so it was the first ride out in shorts! Slowly riders started arriving and by the time we were ready to go there were 12 of […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Ryme Intinseca

Saturday 13 April 2019 Ok, I know it is a Cycling Club, however anyone lucky enough to lead a ride in April will be blessed with a botanical bonanza which must not be ignored. I will describe the specimens as we relive the ride. First, so many bikes outside Dikes I panicked – not enough […]

Saturday 6 April 2019 There were 11 of us at Stourhead for coffee, and to my surprise they all (apart from Ron) planned to cycle to lunch in Boyton. The usual BVCC regulars were joined by Sarah and Rodney from GDW etc. Lorraine and Richard planned a cunning route to reduce the distance to lunch […]

Weekend Ride Report – Wincanton to Witham Friary

Saturday 30 March 2019 Meeting at me at Cale Park, Wincanton were Jill Halton, Lorraine Williams, Ron Cheeseman, Dave Matten, John Crossman and Charlie Porter.  Our route was Shepton Montague and Cole where we turned onto a lane with a ‘Road Closed’ notice.  The road certainly was closed by a large fallen tree, even little […]

Ride Report – Sherborne to Merriott

Saturday 23 March 2019 The first ride post Spring Equinox saw 15 members and friends for coffee at Castle Gardens. Plans made for the day Lorraine, Jackie, Martin F, Dave and Keith electing to ride North and East. Mary, Richard, Ron, Charlie, Phil, John B and the Martins T and B to join Nicky and […]

Weekend Ride – Stalbridge to Ibberton

Saturday 16 March 2019 Fearless Five Fight the Force Forty Five mph winds, led by Roger. Roger was recovering from a lingering cold, anticipating an early return home when we arrived at Dikes in Stalbridge. Within a few minutes it was evident this would be a less well attended ride. Ed, Charlie, Mary, Jill and […]

Weekend Ride – Child Okeford to Tarrant Monkton

Saturday 9 March 2019 So what do I know?!  Ken and I set off for Child Okeford happy in the assumption that the forecast wind of up to 40mph would have put off most sensible riders.  Wrong!  19 people turned up at the Gold Hill café – and for future gatherings, they open at 10am […]

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. […]