Weekend Ride – Sturminster Newton to Ludwell

Saturday 12 October 2019 In the Rain I will emphasise the rain…….it was constant. From the leaving home, to Sturminster, persistent heavy shower. Sturminster to Fontmell Magna slightly heavier rain with blobs and drips from the trees. Up to Ashmore more drizzly but in your face downhill to Charlton. Heavy spitting on to the Rising […]

Ride Report – Gillingham to Crockerton (not Castle Cary to Wells)

Saturday 5 October 2019 We’re having a competition this year – it’s called SWAP YOUR RIDE.  The leader with the most swaps gets a prize – yet to be determined.  Richard the cake is already in the lead as he was too weak to lead today’s outing! Ron and I agreed to modify the route […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Tolpuddle

Saturday 28 September 2019 Three Pubs and a Puncture Six riders (Mary, Paul, Martin T, Charlie, Ron and I) and two non-riders (Lorraine and Richard) met at Dike’s Café for coffee prior to leaving on the ride to Tolpuddle. The weather was bright but with a strong westerly breeze which Paul reminded us that had […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Wareham

Saturday 21 September 2019 Expectaions for yet another fine sunny day were high as we set off from Dikes along the A357 heading towards Stock Park and King’s Stag. There was only a moderate breeze, yet unfortunately it was blowing from the SE which meant a head wind for the first half of the ride. […]

Ride Report – Hazelbury Bryan to Dewlish

  Saturday 14 September 2019 Idyllic mornings are rare, however we had one – azure blue cloudless sky, gentle heat from the sun, no wind. Sometimes cycling can be perfect, it certainly was today. The Flying geese café farmyard is made for mornings like this, coffee and delicious cakes in the sun with a view […]

Ride Report – Sparkford to Westerhay

Saturday 7 September 2019 Something of the autumnal about this, 17 members and friends gathered for coffee in the sunshine. With about 1200 years of life’s experience between them, care was taken to stay out of the cooling breeze from the North. 13 set off on the ride, no room for tridecaphobia, Ron promised to […]

Ride Report- Gillingham to Wilton

Saturday 31 August 2019 Two groups left Orchard Park; Richard led Lorraine and Roger on the shorter ride out along the Nadder Valley and returning along the Chalke valley; my ride took the group over into the Wylye Valley. Joining me were Jill, Jackie, Martin, Paul, Charlie, Ron, Mike and Ed. Our route took us […]

Ride Report – Sherborne to Glastonbury

Saturday 24 August 2019 Ten riders met at Oliver’s Coffee House in Sherborne: Mary, Richard Nicholl, Major Dave, Ed, Charlie, Jill and Roger, Ron, Geoff Cook and myself.  Geoff had set off at 7.30am and ridden 30 miles from Wells, putting the rest of us to shame. Jill and Roger left to ride back to […]

Weekend Ride – Mystery Tour from Sparkford

Saturday 17 August 2019 Mike Anyan was struck down with a mystery bug and in consequence was unable to lead the mystery ride. I had offered to lead an easier paced mystery ride, Somerton being my mystery destination. It was a mystery to me why everyone considered this to be a bad idea and a […]

Ride Report – Child Okeford to Moreton-issh

Saturday 10 August 2019 In view of the weather forecast for high winds and rain I was surprised to  find anyone at the Gold Hill Tea Room in Child Okeford. However Roger, Jill,  Martin and Jackie were waiting patiently outside for the it to open. Soon after  Charlie arrived, shortly followed by Ken and Caroline […]