The forecast for Saturday has been changing over the last couple of days, and not for the better. Currently it looks like the morning may be dry with another cold north-easterly breeze. As usual three routes, all initially heading north, with the Blue and White routes passing through Maiden Bradley on their way to Shearwater, Warminster and Heytesbury. The Pink route takes the long way to Shearwater.

At Heytesbury the White route turns for home by way of Mere Down, whilst the Blue and Pink routes go along the Wylye valley and over to Dinton. Both routes then head for home via Tisbury and East Knoyle.

The rides all end at the Old Brewery Cafe and Kitchen for coffee, cake, or brunch.

Meet at 9.00 am at the Wheels car park, Station Road, Gillingham. Please ensure you download your chosen route to your GPS device, and remember to bring your ride essentials, particularly sufficient liquid refreshement.

There is nothing to stop a group splitting into a ‘light’ and a ‘dark’ group, and a slower group can take on a longer route or a faster group ride a shorter route. All rides are no drop rides but please select a group suited to your ability!

Also, a reminder that if you haven’t paid your membership fees they are due now!

Pink Route: 94.8 kms, 1,198 m elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +

Blue Route: 84.3 kms, 1,009 m elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph

White Route: 66.0 kms, 637 m elevation – est speed 20 kmh / 12 mph

For those who have issues downloading their routes, here’s the guide for a Garmin device and here’s the guide for a Wahoo device.