Ride Report – Gillingham to the Chalke Valley

Saturday 26 May 2018 The unpromising weather forecast must have put a few people off cycling today as only a select few met at Orchard Park, Jim Broom joined us for coffee having found himself all alone on his morning ride. Paul wasn’t able to even start the ride, having to return home to the […]

Weekend Ride – Hazelbury Bryan to East Coker

Saturday 19 May 2018 A glorious day to go cycling or get married in Windsor…..Roger planned a meander through the lanes that bewitched us all: a real reminder of why we go cycling especially in late spring. 14 riders mostly in short sleeves, spilled out of the café garden for the photo then sped down […]

Ride Report – Shillingstone to Pamphill

Saturday 12 May 18 On a dry but chilly morning Robin and I met Lorraine, Richard N, Charlie and Mike on our route to Shillingstone Station Café to find Roger and Ron already there at the door awaiting the cafe to open.  We were shortly joined by Ed, Richard P, Tony and finally Ben before […]

Ride Report – Henstridge to Somerton

Saturday 5 May 2018 You’d think that as it’s a Bank Holiday weekend you’d be let off from having to get your homework ‘composition’ in by Sunday! But no, it’s gotta be done — Cant get wrong with the Rupert Murdoch  of the BVCC! ERGO — The day started really badly – there was a […]

Saturday Ride – Wincanton to Shepton Mallet

Saturday 28 April 2018 It was a dull cold but dry day.  We all went to the fish and chip shop and had a variety of meals, not just the Senior Citizens fish and chips.  Jill & Roger Halton, Jackie and Martin Fortis, Ben Garside, Robin Wrede and Ed Highnam joined me for the ride.  […]

Ride Report – East Stour to Blandford

Saturday 17 April 2018 With a dry day predicted I booked a table for 12 at the Udder Farm but was surprised when 21 riders arrived all on bikes no cars, the largest number for a long time. The café managed to fit us all in and after our drinks and cake we all gathered […]

Neil Tomlinson 1938 to 2018

Neil Tomlinson 1938 to 2018 Neil Tomlinson sadly passed peacefully away late on Friday 6 April 2018. A service to celebrate his life is to be held at Norton Sub Hamdon Church at 12:00 Wednesday 18 April 2018, followed by refreshments at 13:00 in the Lord Nelson pub, Norton Sub Hamdon Bright attire please. Family flowers only Donations, if […]

Ride Report – Child Okeford to a Pub but not in Moreton

Saturday 31 March 2018 Having watched the weather forecast the night before, I was fairly confident that I would not be called upon to lead Saturday’s ride to Moreton. Imagine my disappointment when at 9.40 there was a knock on the door and outside were a bedraggled Charlie and Mike complaining that the café was […]

Ride Report – Sherborne to Cerne Abbas

Saturday 24 March 2018   With drizzle and cloud forecast we were surprised to find anyone at Castle Gardens. Yet, Charlie and Phil were already installed when we arrived, soon to be joined by Mary, Dave, Tony, Ben and Ron. Ed like us was using the Park and Ride. Refreshments taken, including vegetarian Easter Bunny […]

Ride Report – East Stour to !!!

Saturday 17 March 2018 Phil Williams 1942-2018 THE RIDE THAT NEVER WAS Mike Anyan and I arrived at The Udder Shop punctually at 10.00 on a very cold and windy morning. Something was wrong – no bikes could be seen parked outside the building, so alarm bells already started to ring. I knew Richard Nicholl […]