Club Ride Diary

Some thoughts on route planning

I have always found the prominence that the Ordnance Survey gives to boundaries bewildering. I am sure we have all tried to follow a parish boundary, mistaking it for a footpath (though not on our bikes). However, with the current COVID restrictions, I suddenly find...

Enough rain already!

Enough rain already!

For the last Sunday ride before Christmas the sun came out, highlighting a full rainbow against dark clouds to the north. A good turnout of riders meant two B rides as well as an A ride and the sports ride left the meet at Kings Square. In the A ride, five set off in...

Club rides resumed today

Four set off on the B ride to Hopewell Colliery, enjoying the renewed sociability of the rule of six. As they left King's Square on a bright and cold morning, the worries were about ice. We lost one rider with a pre-existing injury at Aston Ingham then, after crossing...

Recommencement of Club rides

From today the lockdown rules change again, and Gloucestershire, along with most neighbouring counties, enter “Tier 2”. Under these restrictions, we are allowed to meet outdoors and ride in groups of up to six. However, we believe that we will have to remain outside...

Storm Aiden takes its toll

Storm Aiden takes its toll

We were all looking forward to trying "The Nuttery" in Notgrove, as we had received good reports. Six riders set off from King's Square up Nut Hill, Fiddlers Elbow, and Buckholt Road to Birdlip. However, the forces from the crosswind on the wheels as we passed...