Ride Report – Shillingstone to Upton House

Saturday 13 July 2019 When Charlie put me down for this ride little did I know that a gentle ride to Upton House would cause enough hot air to power a hot air balloon!! We met at Shillingstone Station for a 10.30 depart on the still-blocked Durweston Road. “We” being Charlie, Chairman Paul, Mary, Ron, […]

Ride Report – Stourhead to Dilton Marsh

Saturday 6 July 2019 Joining me (Richard the cake) were Chairman Paul, 90 inch fixed Mike, electric Ron, sawed off bars Charlie and Roger in the shade. Jackie and Martin came to Stourhead only. We went via Maiden Bradley and Warminster to Fairfield Farm College where we had reserved tables at the café. Sawed off […]

Ride Report – Shillingstone to Corfe Castle

  Saturday 29 June 2019 Woke up to another glorious summers day, in fact it turned out to be the hottest day so far this year. I decided that I would combine my BVCC planned ride to Corfe Castle with a few extra miles to make it a 125mile (200K) ride to boost my Audax […]

Ride Report – Child Okeford to Cranborne

Saturday 23 July 2019 Summer Solstice Sunny Saunter! High pressure!  Not just the first time this month that we had seen this welcome meteorological phenomenon giving us a glorious day, but also what an unprepared ride leader puts on herself the day before, not having sorted the route!  So having forgotten to speak to Gold […]

Ride Report – The Ride That Never Reached Weymouth

Saturday 15 June 2019 Eight riders and Caroline in a car met for coffee in the Poets’ Corner Cafe in Sturminster.  The steady drizzle (or was it light rain) deterred us from setting off immediately, but when the weather eased a bit seven stalwarts set off towards Weymouth (Jackie  decided to go home). Mikes A […]

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 […]