Ride Report from The Little Old Man

A Cycling Holiday Ride Report from the Lost Soul’s Perspective Following on from Dave’s  ride report of our holiday in Warwickshire, I thought it might be appropriate to present my side of the “Lost Soul Saga”. First of all, I should say that I have had quite a lot of experience of dealing with the […]

Ride Report – Child Okeford to Weymouth

Saturday 23 June 2018 10 riders assembled in the sunshine at the Gold Hill café in Child Okeford. After CTC (coffee, tea and cakes) we set off to Hazelbury Bryan where Jill, Roger and Robin turned off for home. The remaining magnificent seven continued down the Piddle valley to Dorchester and then faced the long […]

Sherborne to Langport

Saturday 16 June 2018 An overcast day with showers forecast and a strong South Westerly blowing did not put off the ten who gathered for coffee at Castle Gardens. Although the majority had been born before the advent of the NHS it was considered, after comparison of medical histories that it was largely thanks to […]

Ride Reports – BVCC Holiday Alcester 2018

Wednesday Afternoon   Jinney Ring Craft Centre   Having driven through heavy showers on the drive up, we were pleasantly surprised when the rain stopped as we neared our hotel. A large group of 23 assembled for the first ride of the holiday. We set of up a narrow potholed lane which reminded us of […]

Ride Report – Stourhead to Salisbury Plain

Saturday 9 June 2018 I was given a route over the Plain which I tried on Wednesday and entailed some rather ‘dodgy ‘ paths. Two punctures later after half a mile caused a major route rethink! What a day for a ride! Sun shining, decent breeze, so a great turnout at Stourhead. The group on […]

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.  […]