The sunny weather continues, along with the relentless north easterly! Someone has clearly lost the remote control for the fan.

The White route goes to Tisbury, Fovant and Dinton before heading back via Hindon and West Knoyle.

The Blue and Pink routes head out past Stourhead to Nunney and Mells at which point the Blue route turns towards Frome and Shearwater, and back via Maiden Bradley and Mere. The Pink route continues on from Mells towards Radstock and across to Norton St Philip and returns to Shearwater via Chapmanslade.

The rides 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!

Pink Route: 94.6 kms, 1,128 m elevation – est speed 28 kmh+ / 17.5 mph +

Blue Route: 79.2 kms, 943 m elevation – est speed 24 kmh / 15 mph

White Route: 55.6 kms, 590 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.

Finally, a reminder that the Club is hosting our Summer Road Race on Sunday, which starts at 10 am. The course runs along Sherborne Causeway (A30) to East Stour, then down through Todber to Manston and up past Guys Marsh. HQ is at Shaftesbury Cricket Club. It would be great to see lots of GDW members roadside cheering on club members Adrian, Edd, Mike and Jack. Good luck to all the riders!