Ride Report – Gillingham to Horton

Saturday 7 March 2020 I spent some time hunched over a map trying to select a route to Horton over country that did not offer many alternatives. I eventually selected a route that would avoid some of the busier roads, but decided that a recce was called for, as the ride two weeks earlier in […]

Ride Report – Stourhead to not Tilshead but East Stour

Saturday 29 February 2020 Massive warnings!! Storm Jorge on the way, man the Ark, batten the hatches then tell Mary the ride is canceled. Wrong – Charlie calls to insist that he, Mike P, Ben & Ron were going to Stourhead so I donned my duck-shaped water wings and set off only to meet Ron […]

Ride Report – Child Okeford to Sturminster Marshall

Saturday 22 February 2020 As I walked the short distance to the Gold Hill Café through steady rain I wondered whether I would find anybody there.  I was greeted by 8 intrepid but soaked cyclists and Ken and Caroline in civilian clothes, who had sensibly come by car. Another bedraggled group arrived from Bruton just […]

Ride Report – Sparkford to Podimore

Saturday 15 February 2020 Well, Storm Dennis lived up to expectations. As probably expected my planned ride to Podimore was cancelled after reviewing the conditions from Dikes Café at 10:30am on Saturday morning. Mary made a valiant ride from Shaftesbury to the start looking very windswept. Charlie and I had the easy short ride to […]

Ride Report – Sparkford to Westhay

Saturday 8 February 2020 Was this a club run?  At Haynes I was joined by Arthur, but only for coffee as he headed home afterwards.  Keith and his wife arrived just after 10.35 but were there to look around the museum.  Charlie and Ron had had mechanical problems and called to say they wouldn’t be […]

Ride Report – Stourhead to Boyton

Saturday 1 February 2020 Only three bikes at Stourhead when I arrived -I must have been early. Sure enough, by the time we were ready to leave there were 15 of us and only two (Jackie and Keith) were not coming on the ride. With the wind behind us and frequent patches of sunshine we […]

Ride Report – Gillingham to Sherborne

  Saturday 25 January 2020 Jackie and I arrived at Orchard Park along with Dave M at 09.50. By 10.15 I was starting to get worried as no-one else had turned up! The weather wasn’t an excuse as it was dry and not too cold perhaps it was me? Anyway by the time we were […]

Ride Report – Wincanton to Stourhead

Saturday 18 January 2020 The temperature must be more than 5C for me to leave home on the bike. So it was the car for me to Cafe Central, the freewheel competition and lunch. Some arrived late at Cafe Central because of ice and a flat car battery delayed Nicky and Peter. Also on the […]

Ride Report – Henstridge to Ryme Intrinseca

Saturday 28 December 2019 Although Ron refuses to be a ride leader, Charlie had persuaded him to let us follow him to Hamish’s for today’s ride! Unfortunately a last minuet change of home plans meant that Ron was unable to ride today and everyone ended up following me instead. At coffee I was joined by […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Shaftesbury

Saturday 21 December 2019 HOORAY, the shortest day of the year and Boo, with more rain forecast, the wettest October, November and December I can remember. Thyme after Time was our start today – surprisingly all tables were taken when the 11 of us were seated. The boss told us they served 64 breakfasts yesterday, […]