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Saturday Ride 08/01/11

posted 9 Jan 2011, 10:30 by John Phillips   [ updated 9 Jan 2011, 12:56 by Mike Smith ]

10 riders including two newcomers in training for a charity London-Cannes ride in March enjoyed one of the first frost/snow free Saturday’s for nearly two months.  The group headed out towards South Cadbury for a 34 mile loop returning via Wincanton and Buchorn Weston.  The previous nights rain made for some ‘aqua-batics’ as the peleton crossed numerous flooded roads in the low lying parts of the Blackmore Vale south of Wincanton.  The ride was graced by three appearances of the puncture fairy which Steve ‘Fixie’ Way (Ratae RC) soon sorted.   On the return leg our esteemed Club Chairman raced ahead and laid on tea and coffee for all in Wincanton.  Fortified by the refreshments the remaining riders returned to Gillingham via the last serious hill of the day, Hartmoor Hill at Buckhorn Weston.  From there it was an easy descent back down to Eccliffe and Wheels Cycles.

 Total distance was 34 miles at a steady 12.5 mph average speed.






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John Phillips,
9 Jan 2011, 10:31
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