Club Ride Diary

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 sometimes flooded...

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 spells of quite...

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 Coffee on...

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,...

Sunshine at last!

When the ride leader sent me the route, saying he couldn't make the ride, I didn't spot the bear-trap he had laid. I did spot a lane we don't normally use from Cranham Corner to Sheepscombe, so on Saturday, I went to have a look, and quickly discovered why we don't...

The first Club ride of December

The day was not promising on the weather front and only ten riders made an appearance, plus a number in black for the fast sport ride to Frocester. The gentle A ride, led by the Captain, had a watery theme. South by way of the ship canal towpath, dodging many...