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Cycling Report 11th April 2019
We had a good turnout of 11, at Ashcott Corner car park. The sun shone on us for the day, with the first leg to Somerton, taking the easier path round Ham Hill, rather than the more direct road over it. This was the first of several democratic decisions of the day.
The Buttercross in Somerton did us well for coffee and cakes, after which we set off through Charlton Adam, Keinton Mandeville, Baltonsborough to Butleigh for a good lunch in the sun at the Rose and Portcullis, after minor problems in 'last-mile' navigation.
A quick and flat return via Street and Glastonbury led us back to the start, with a slightly longer trip than usual at 32 miles but nice and sunny, and all finished ok, maybe with a few sore points and joints.
Cycling Report 25th April 2019
After a poor weather forecast I was pleasantly surprised to be joined by eight hardy souls in Glastonbury, several of whom had cycled to the start, two in shorts.
We headed off, clad in our waterproofs, not expecting a coffee stop only to find the Methodist Chapel in Keinton Mandeville offering coffee (to raise funds, on the last Thursday every the month). Refreshed, we continued through the odd light shower and one heavy, to arrive at the Fleet Air Arm for lunch, with plenty to choose from.
Deciding to start back, the heavens opened again so we sheltered before cycling back, mostly with a tail wind and in sunshine. 30 fairly easy miles. I thank everyone for their support with such a poor forecast.