Sunday rides on 18th January, cold and clear

Sunday rides on 18th January, cold and clear

Eight Sports Riders took on the elements (-2 degrees at 9.00 am)  and set off on a ride to the Malverns. They stayed mainly on A roads due to icy conditions, but everyone worked well and did their work on the front in a tight controlled group. We rode out via...

The slower (but hillier) Club B ride

Having missed the change of venue notification, the Captain led a slower-paced B ride to the original cafe selection at Hopewell Colliery. Departing a noisy Kings Square a group of nine riders took the route to Highnam and Tibberton where an enforced rest was called...
Cinderford, with wet feet

Cinderford, with wet feet

Very noisy tree work in King’s Square made for a slightly confusing start, but eventually the rides sorted themselves out, and eight of us set off on the “faster B” ride to Cinderford. It was a well-matched group and stayed together well. Muddy and...
Stroud, by a variety of routes

Stroud, by a variety of routes

Whether inspired by a New Year’s desire to get fit, or to lose weight, or by the wonderful weather forecast, there was a large crowd in King’s Square for this morning’s rides.  The weather forecast proved as truthful as a Donald Trump Tweet, with...
New Year’s Day 2020

New Year’s Day 2020

Six riders enjoyed the New Year’s Day ride. The climb to Foston’s Ash was followed with a swift descent through Slad, enjoying the new smooth tarmac on the way into Stroud (route details here). Passing a traction engine in Stonehouse, we ended up in Costa...
Sunday after Christmas

Sunday after Christmas

Final Club ride of the decade. Cool (9 degrees) and dry; twelve left the Square on a route east of the River Severn, avoiding flooded roads. Zig zag through Churchdown then past the airport to Staverton. Through Barrow on the lanes then Piffs Elm to Bishops Cleeve,...