Club Ride Diary

A Tour of the North Cotswolds

Our Vice Captain promised some hills on his C category “Longest Day” ride and he didn’t disappoint those who followed him. Another group of older and perhaps wiser heads met him for the early start at the Square to declare their intent of following another route and,...

Autumn tour date change

To avoid conflict with the Steve Taylor RR and because accommodation is fully booked on the planned weekend we have changed the tour dates to September 13th - 15th. Marie has kindly found accommodation but to secure these rooms we need to confirm by Tuesday 11th June....

The first Club Rides of June

Captain's Report: After the early start Colin led a fine ride into a strong headwind to the official destination, Yate - the Antique Birdcage. A hard to find but jolly nice cafe. Caping up and off did take place and slowed the ride a wee bit, but we did not get...

Ledbury Club Ride

At the start of this morning's ride to Ledbury, the ride leader's sense of direction was questioned as we set off down the A48 to Westbury-on-Severn at a blistering pace.  The long climb from Flaxley to Dean Magna slowed the pace, and quietened any grumbling chatter. ...

Over the Bridge on a windy Sunday

Luckily, Storm Hannah was on predicted schedule, and came through on Saturday.  However, it left a cold, brisk North-Westerly, which had club members searching the back of the cupboard for the winter gear that had been put away.   Rather naively, I assumed that the...

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...