So its a new month and we’re in for some good weather, get that sun tan lotion out! Both the Pink and Blue routes head to Edington for coffee and cake at the Three Daggers farm shop. The Pink route heads over Mere Down through to Edington via Sutton Veny, Chitterne and West Lavington returning via Westbury (detour via the White Horse if you wish), Westbury and Maiden Bradley. The Blues head to Edington via Zeals, Maiden Bradley, Longleat, Westbury and the White Horse for a deserved break at the 3 Daggers returning via Westbury, Warminster and Mere Downs. The White route heads out to East Knoyle via Bay Road, then through to Monkton Deverill via Hindon (and a short gravel section) , on to Crockerton and past the newly refurbished Bath Arms pub to Shearwater for a coffee stop, they return to Gill via Maiden Bradley and Zeals.
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 refreshments.
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: 58 miles, 2431 ft elevation – est speed 17 – 19 mph
Blue Route: 49 miles, 2145 ft elevation – est speed 14.5 to 16 mph
White Route: 34 miles, 1705 ft elevation – est speed 12.5 – 13.5 mph