Saturday is again cold, with light winds but you need to wrap up well – and keep those fingers and toes warm. We are again meeting at the slightly later time of 9:30 am, if your group wants to wait an extra half hour or so then nothing to stop you having a coffee at the filling station cafe at the start. Its probably only going to be a max of a few degrees, however there’s not much moisture about so the roads shouldn’t be too bad
All routes head north to Bourton, then Mere and a leg warmer up over Mere down and on to Longbridge Deverill. The white route splits off and heads to Shearwater with an optional coffee stop at the Shearwater Tea Rooms, the route continues to Lonlgeat vIa Horningsham and back via Garehill and Kilmington The blue and pink routes continue through Sutton Veny. Warminster and Westbury. The blue route then heads back via Brokerswood, Chapmanslade, Standerwick and Corsley then via Longleat and Maiden Bradley. The pink route carries on from Westbury to Bratton, through Trowbridge and the heads back via Southwick, Brokerswood, Chapmanslade, Corsley and like the blue route goes via Longleat and Maiden Bradley. There are options for coffee stops along the pink and blue routes or return to the Old Brewery Cafe to warm up before heading home
Meet at 9.30 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 refreshment.
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!
Pink Route: 56 miles 2767 ft elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +
Blue Route: 46 miles 2338 ft elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph
White Route: 39 miles 1924 ft elevation – est speed 20 kmh / 12 mph