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! […]

Ride Report – Sherborne to Wincanton (Postponed)

Saturday 8 December 2018 Texts and calls had started to arrive at 8am; strong winds, heavy rain and poor visibility forecast, apologies for absence received. A very good day for the Turbo Trainer. The Wednesday route check had been in total contrast, blue skies as we climbed The Combe to rendezvous with Ron and his […]

Ride Report – Sturminster Newton to Bishops Caundle

Saturday I December 2018 The early rain had eased to a steady drizzle by the time five of us met at the Poets Corner Café. There was some sort of Christmas market going on with several Father Christmases in attendance. Ed, Mary, Charlie and newcomer David W-M and I set off through Hazelbury Bryan to […]