Costa del Sol it was not. Welcome to Colwall in the rain.

Costa del Sol it was not. Welcome to Colwall in the rain.

Although the forecast was dry, Sunday started damp after the overnight rain as we made our way to King’s Square, and consequently, numbers were down. The leader of the faster-paced B ride, fresh from the southern coast of Spain, must have been disappointed with...
Berkeley – Hunt for the hills?

Berkeley – Hunt for the hills?

Our A ride, nice and flat, took seven riders on a winding route to the South Gloucestershire town of Berkeley. Roads were quiet, which made for a pleasant experience, and we were untroubled until just out of Stonehouse when one rider had the misfortune to break a...
In celebration of Il Lombardia…

In celebration of Il Lombardia…

…we had planned a ride though the seasonal falling leaves. However, the recent spell of warm weather (everyone was wearing shorts! In October!) has delayed the onset of autumn. The opportunity of taking a bridle path through Westonbirt Arboretum to enjoy...
A Dynamic Ride

A Dynamic Ride

Six riders left King’s Square, and were joined by a further three in Tibberton. One rider lost a bidon on Huntley Road which really has an appalling surface, not dissimilar to the Arenberg Trench, which is quite an apt reference on the day of the Hell of the North....
B ride to Broadway

B ride to Broadway

Eight members made up the second group riding to Broadway and they set off at a brisk pace. As it was nearly 30 miles to Broadway Tower to get there for eleven was ambitious. Leaving the City was frustrating as the traffic lights were either at red, or changed to red...
Last of the summer rides

Last of the summer rides

The Vice Captain has been criticized for always using Castle Hill to get to Broadway Tower, so today, we used Ham Hill instead, which silenced the critics, to the extent that one rider quietly took himself up the Dowdeswell reservoir climb instead and played tourist...