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 […]

Ride Report – Shillingstone to Corfe Castle

Saturday 28 July 2018 No matter how early I arrive for a Saturday ride there always seems to be someone from BVCC there before me. This morning was no exception as Richard (odd socks) was sat on a platform bench seat outside the Station Cafe at an impressive hour of 9:40am with a huge smile […]

Ride Report – Mere to Boyton

Saturday 21 July 2018 A good turn out at Hillbrush saw the staff stretched to their limits but by 10:40 everyone had finished their drinks and cakes and were ready to leave (without Jill and Roger who were expecting a hot sunny day) The group followed me through Mere and round Motcombe (where Robin left […]

Ride Report – Hartgrove Farm to Horton

Saturday 14 July 2018 As we were house sitting at Hartgrove Farm and the projected weather forecast was good I thought it would be a good idea to start my ride from there. So on another lovely sunny day 18 riders turned up at the farm for tea and cakes on the patio. The riders […]

Ride Report – Sparkford to The Blackdown Hills

Saturday 7 July 2018 This is a two beer composition, a ride with no military association at all — no lost pilots carrying the fate of the world underneath their wings or logistical giants depositing tanks, barrels o’ beer, thermal underwear in unwanted and obscure locations (2000 pairs of  military puttees in Minsk) —— cos, as […]

Ride Report – Stalbridge to Tolpuddle (Cheselbourne)

Saturday 30 June 2018 10 riders set off from Dikes car park in brilliant sunshine. Our route took us through Bagber and Lydlinch then on to Kings Stag and Hazelbury Bryan. Jill turned for home at this point. From here we took the road south via Ansty where Ron disappeared homeward. As the weather was […]