Wells

Cycle-2021-06

Cycling Report 10th June 2021

We had a turnout of 7, with 2 more apologies saving themselves for the next ride. The riders were steve , John Seb., Graham, Barbara, John Win., Chris, Ron.

Starting from Wells Lidl, we went off along the moat, then over the hill to Dulcote and on to Shepton via Church Hill and the old Shepton road. Coffee was taken early at Costa's, during which we had the only rain of the day. Good planning ! One rider left for home for another later event, leaving a group of 6. On to a hearty lunch at the Horse and Jockey at Binegar, on a pretty, undulating route via Cranmore, Stoke St Michael, and Oakhill.

After lunch we went on small lanes to Emborough, crossing the A39 halfway up Nedge Hill, and on to the Hunter's Lodge, for a speedy descent and split back to Wells/Wookey Hole/Easton. The looming clouds made this a good end point. Total distance read as 27 miles, with a pleasant set of ups and downs and enough sun to be pleasant. Not a lot of flat.

Steve

Cycling Report 24th June 2021

Eight of us set off from Ashcott Corner at 10.30. Within minutes we were aware of some precipitation but bravely soldiered on to J's bistro at Chilton Polden. Fortunately the rain eased and we were able to enjoy coffee and cake al fresco. Another group of lycra lads arrived so service was slow and time wise we were a bit late leaving for the second part of the ride to our lunch stop at "Double Gates" cafe Godney.

The weather had improved and although it was a bit windy the ride was pleasant; improving as after a while we had the wind behind us. John Seb. decided however to return home to Wells rather than carry on to the lunch stop.

Lunch was very pleasant in the gardens although the drizzle was trying to get us wet but with little success. The soup was a disappointment as it was supposed to be carrot and coriander but ended up being pea due to a delivery let down. Poor old Pete W, this was the second time in recent rides that he had been let down on his soup 😭.

Finally we set off on the last leg of the ride with Pete, Steve and Roger leaving us to return to Wells and Westbury. Continuing towards Glastonbury and then on to Ham Wall the remaining four arrived back at Ashcott Corner just after 3.00pm having covered a total of 31 miles. So, despite the last minute change of plan, the ride was very enjoyable if a little farther than anticipated.

John Win.