Ride Report – Shillingstone to Corfe Castle

Saturday 28 July 2018 No matter how early I arrive for a Saturday ride there always seems to be someone from BVCC there before me. This morning was no exception as Richard (odd socks) was sat on a platform bench seat outside the Station Cafe at an impressive hour of 9:40am with a huge smile […]

Ride Report – Mere to Boyton

Saturday 21 July 2018 A good turn out at Hillbrush saw the staff stretched to their limits but by 10:40 everyone had finished their drinks and cakes and were ready to leave (without Jill and Roger who were expecting a hot sunny day) The group followed me through Mere and round Motcombe (where Robin left […]

Ride Report – Hartgrove Farm to Horton

Saturday 14 July 2018 As we were house sitting at Hartgrove Farm and the projected weather forecast was good I thought it would be a good idea to start my ride from there. So on another lovely sunny day 18 riders turned up at the farm for tea and cakes on the patio. The riders […]

Ride Report – Sparkford to The Blackdown Hills

Saturday 7 July 2018 This is a two beer composition, a ride with no military association at all — no lost pilots carrying the fate of the world underneath their wings or logistical giants depositing tanks, barrels o’ beer, thermal underwear in unwanted and obscure locations (2000 pairs of  military puttees in Minsk) —— cos, as […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Tolpuddle (Cheselbourne)

Saturday 30 June 2018 10 riders set off from Dikes car park in brilliant sunshine. Our route took us through Bagber and Lydlinch then on to Kings Stag and Hazelbury Bryan. Jill turned for home at this point. From here we took the road south via Ansty where Ron disappeared homeward. As the weather was […]

Ride Report from The Little Old Man

A Cycling Holiday Ride Report from the Lost Soul’s Perspective Following on from Dave’s  ride report of our holiday in Warwickshire, I thought it might be appropriate to present my side of the “Lost Soul Saga”. First of all, I should say that I have had quite a lot of experience of dealing with the […]

Ride Report – Child Okeford to Weymouth

Saturday 23 June 2018 10 riders assembled in the sunshine at the Gold Hill café in Child Okeford. After CTC (coffee, tea and cakes) we set off to Hazelbury Bryan where Jill, Roger and Robin turned off for home. The remaining magnificent seven continued down the Piddle valley to Dorchester and then faced the long […]

Sherborne to Langport

Saturday 16 June 2018 An overcast day with showers forecast and a strong South Westerly blowing did not put off the ten who gathered for coffee at Castle Gardens. Although the majority had been born before the advent of the NHS it was considered, after comparison of medical histories that it was largely thanks to […]

Ride Reports – BVCC Holiday Alcester 2018

Wednesday Afternoon   Jinney Ring Craft Centre   Having driven through heavy showers on the drive up, we were pleasantly surprised when the rain stopped as we neared our hotel. A large group of 23 assembled for the first ride of the holiday. We set of up a narrow potholed lane which reminded us of […]

Ride Report – Stourhead to Salisbury Plain

Saturday 9 June 2018 I was given a route over the Plain which I tried on Wednesday and entailed some rather ‘dodgy ‘ paths. Two punctures later after half a mile caused a major route rethink! What a day for a ride! Sun shining, decent breeze, so a great turnout at Stourhead. The group on […]