AGENDA Third Annual Meeting of Blackmore Vale Cycling Club (Sociable Leisure Cycling) Sunday October 21st 2018 at Marnhull Methodist Hall Hall open from 12.15 – Annual Meeting 1.00pm We suggest you bring a picnic. Tea, coffee available  AGENDA   Welcome and Apologies Minutes of 2017 Annual Meeting any matters arising Secretary’s Report Treasurer’s Report Rides […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Ryme Intrinseca

Saturday 29 September 2018 The Tale of the Reluctant Ride Leader’s journey to Ryme Intrinseca 4 degrees on the porch thermometer at 9.30, as Roger, coughing, spluttering and riding very slowly, left with me for Saturday’s ride start. 11 riders met for coffee in the sunny conservatory at Dikes, comfortably seated round a large table. […]

Ride Report Sherborne To North Brewham

Saturday 22 September 2018 I’m cursed!  My first club run of the year cancelled due to the ‘beast from the East’, the second I was unable to lead due to illness and now, after 5 weeks off the bike with a broken foot, the heatwave in July/August was a distant memory and a truly awful […]

Ride Report – Child Okeford to Wareham

Saturday 15 September 2018 Twelve riders assembled at the Gold Hill Farm Café, but we were already down to ten when we left as Martin and Jackie had to go and look after some llamas. Keith stayed with us to Hazelbury Bryan while we turned towards Ansty. The potholed stretch of road past Skinner’s Farm […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Tolpuddle

Saturday 8 September 2018 The weather forecast earlier in the week predicted a very wet Saturday so I was surprised to wake-up to a bright but breezy morning.  On arrival at Dike’s some of the stalwart riders trickled in, but it was obvious that the blue rinse holiday season had started with a number of […]

Weekend Ride – Shaftesbury to Cranborne

Saturday 1 September 2018 Just to make Shaftesbury is about my limit but to see Alex, Mike P and Charlie cycle up Gold Hill was amazing-well done guys. So the above, Ron, Lorraine, Jackie, Martin, Mike A, Richard, Dave, Robin and Jim started from The Salt Cellar. Jim and Ron melted away at some stage […]

Ride Report – Stourhead to Imber

Saturday 25 August 2018 It was a dry day but probably the coldest morning for 3 months, just warm enough for shorts.  The only mechanical problems were ‘chain off’. With me on the ride to Imber were Dave, Robin, Martin, Jackie, Jill, Alan, Charlie, Phil, Alex, Ed and Mike.  Also at the start were Keith, […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Moreton

Saturday 18 August 2018 After last week’s soggy ride, the weather today was perfect for those who have an aversion to ‘tarmac melting’ temperatures or prolonged precipitation. A few of our regulars were not expected however – Jackie and Martin were having a ‘relatively’ good time in Cornwall, Caroline and Ken had disappeared abroad with […]

Ride Report – Sparkford to Westhay

  Saturday 11 August 2018 The weatherman said “A weakening ridge of high pressure would travel from west to east across Somerset”, ideal conditions for a ride to The Haynes Motor Museum. Twelve for coffee, ten to join us on the ride to Westhay and that Mecca of cycling which is Sweets Tea Room and […]

Ride Report – Wincanton to Bitton

Saturday 4 August 2018 Only the ride leader (Steve Way) and Mike Pain rode the whole distance, they were joined at Wellow by Dave, Jackie and Martin and met up with Richard’s alternative ride at Bitton Station Lorraine joined me for a shorter version of the club ride.  We parked in the free car park […]