Ride Report – Stalbridge to Goose Slade Farm (East Coker)

Saturday 8 June 2019 I had planned a shorter ride than usual today as the club’s annual holiday would be starting tomorrow, with a good number of our active membership taking part in Pembrokeshire, Wales. 9 souls turned up at Dikes on a blustery and bright but rain threatening day. Lorraine, Ed and Roger only […]

Ride Report – Sparkford to Cheddar

Saturday 1 June 2019 Saturday – the First of June, this year —and it was a beautiful day. Which was good, cos the days before had been a little “iffy”; dark and dreary and sometimes rainy. I for one didnt wanna pedal all that way with the rainwater dribbling off the peak of my cap! […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Cerne Abbas

Saturday 25 May 2019 Despite fantastic weather (finally Summer??) only 7 riders met at Thyme after Time; Ron, Paul, Mike, Ed, Charlie, Richard and myself.  After the usual coffee and cake we headed north towards Marnhull and picked up the B road to Sturminster Newton, then back lanes to Fifehead St Quinton, Ansty Cross, Melcombe […]

Air Ambulance ‘Coast to Coast’ Fundraising Event

Sunday 12th May 2019 The first thing to remember is that we were all blessed with wonderful weather. It just couldn’t have been any better. Clear skies, warm and a gentle breeze. Team,  Heli riders , from the Blackmore Vale Cycling Club met up at just before 11am on Watchet Quay ready to begin our […]

Ride Report – Sherborne to Pitney Farm Cafe

  Saturday 18 May 2019 Saturday morning saw 14 members and friends gather for coffee at Castle Gardens. This was way above the expected number, several apologies for absence received, including Charlie who like Jagger was said to be, “Walking the dog”. Suitably refreshed, photo taken, last week’s man of the moment Dave M rescuer […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Cattistock

Saturday 11 May 2019 Twelve  riders turned up at Dikes on this glorious sunny morning :- Jackie and Martin, Jill and Roger, Mary, Richard N, Ron, David WM, Ben, Caroline and Jenny – plus the scribe of course. All but Jenny intended going to the lunch spot – she had already swum 1000 lengths of […]

Ride Report – Gillingham to Longleat/Frome

Saturday 4 May 2019 The Horse & Doom/Groom Ride Mistake number one-left home in shorts. Boy that wind was lazy. Yep, rather go through you than round you. Made it to Orchard Park far too early but soon joined by Chairman Paul with a cold. Much more of that weather and he will have a […]

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 […]