Club Ride Diary

The first Sunday rides of March

Recent development in meteorology have included the naming of storms and an enhanced ability to forecast them. Thus it was that the Square had far fewer riders than of late. Storm Freya was expected to put an end to the unseasonable warm weather we’d been enjoying and...

Soudley, a hilly alternative

The ride was advertised as a hilly alternative, and did its best to live up to expectations. After running through Tibberton & Taynton, we warmed up on the A40 over May Hill, then descended down into the Walford Valley. Howle Hill was a real treat, it just kept...

Falfield rides, February 10th

Despite a damp start, there were quite a few riders in the Square this morning. 13 set off on the B ride to Falfield, and were treated to lung-busting Frocester Hill and the excellent descent into Wooton. A Hail-storm coming through Matson on the way home was not...

The Holly Run

A "semi-dry" ride after a deluge on Saturday. The A/AA party, some dressed for the occasion, took Maisemore & Wooldridge Hill on the Over Old Road, where they lost Charles to fatigue. Ashleworth and Tirley where they paused to assist with a broken tandem, but all...

Good weather for December

Mild but blustery was obviously deemed to be good weather for December, as there was a fairly large turn-out in King's Square. A large sports ride departed for Frocester, an A and a B ride to Malvern and another A ride to the Stroud Carol Service. The A ride to...

A blustery day’s rides

A blustery day saw surprisingly high numbers in King's Square, and as the B ride left, it became apparent that it would be too big to manage. Simon volunteered an alternative ride, and six who really ought to know what a "Simon alternative" will be like, followed...

A ride to Ross on Wye

Considering the annual GCCC dinner had taken place the previous evening there was a good turn out of riders in the Kings Square at 9 o' clock. However, as I watched the various riders pull off with their respective 'B' ride leaders it soon became apparent that there...

100th Anniversary Armistice Day ride

A wet and foreboding start at the Square saw a reasonable number assemble for three rides, though only two took the "sport" option. A perfect five took the A option and, like the ten who opted for B, left in the rain.Their way along Blackwell Lane was blocked by a...