The carpenter leads the way

Mike B must have had his carpentry tools out when planning today’s route to Kemble; the straight edge across the map and the edge of his saw for the profile. We set our compasses on the requisite bearing of 150˚ for a full-frontal assault from the Kings Head up to...

Three Castles, Two Priories, One Black Mountain

Five riders set off from the Square, taking a route down Southgate to visit Llanthony Secuda Priory before speeding out along the Newent Road to enjoy the light traffic an early start had afforded. Once past the motorway they enjoyed a clear run to Hereford and quiet...

Meet our vice captain, who had no mates in the Old Neighbourhood

With the rain forecast to clear early, we set off from King’s Square without capes, but were all caped up by the time we reached Matson. Climbing out of Cranham, there was a mutiny.  The ride leader was seen powering up the hill alone as everyone else on the...

GCCC getting out more

Eleven riders were present at the ungodly hour of 08:00 to start the ride to Avebury.  The usual route via Foston’s Ash and Daneway to Coates was familiar, but after that, we soon entered the less frequented, and flatter lanes of Wiltshire. Coffee was taken at...

National Cycle Network added to online OS Maps

For all you users of Ordnance Survey maps there’s some news of interest. The National Cycle Network has been added to online OS Maps. Details of the cycling and walking routes are available as a free layer on the OS Maps website. To view NCN routes on the OS...

Ground Force One takes off

Three rides today, with the Sports Ride cancelled in favour of the Three Cities. Malcolm G led one containing the President, making it Ground Force One in the parlance of USAF.  Ground Force One accepted the mission profile of circumnavigating Bredon Hill before...