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Cycling Report 13th June 2019

Norman’s run on the 13/14th (Thursday was going to be wet but then so was Friday) did take place but with only three people turning up at Castle Cary. Because of the persistent drizzle the decision was to head for the Haynes Museum at Sparkford (the route I am unsure of), have a snack and then return to Castle Cary. They were met there by John S. who bravely splashed over from Dorset. The inner man now insulated from the weather they returned to Castle Cary, in all 15 miles.

Thanks for your efforts Norman, keep your intended route for another day.


Cycling Report 27th June 2019

Only six riders which was surprising on such a glorious day of sunshine. Graham was already at Nunney, having cycled from Wells and Barbara soon followed behind with their car. John S, Chris and John W had a pre-start coffee at the Moat and Turret cafe beside the castle and Linda soon appeared ready to roll as well.

Then it was uphill (a recurring feature of the ride) from the start via Trudoxhill and some minor roads to Horningsham. The proposed forestry track to the rear of Shear Water had to be abandoned owing to forestry clearance. Instead we did a short there-and -back along a tarmacked drive from the eastern end of the lake and savoured some lovely views across the water. Lunch, too, was taken sat in the open air beside the lake at the Shearwater Tea Rooms.

The return leg involved lots of forested lanes, a few more hills and a magnificent descent into Longleat estate. Only twenty five miles but enough to stretch the legs and a very varied ride too.

John W