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30th August 2018

Comfortably warm and dry roads not travelled before on the way to Olivers café in Sherborne. Hills conquered (one hill having conquered the routenfurher previously) and, for a change faultless route finding and negotiating both road closed signs with little evidence of any good reason. The return route was nearly exciting as two riders locked bars and tango-ed their way along the road, fortunately staying upright in the process. An excellent ride in excellent company.

23rd August 2018

John Moody was welcomed with a swift introduction to BW route-planning-as-we-go. The coffee stop - Cole Manor - was somewhat inexplicably reached via West & Queen Camel and North Barrow. But it was all very pretty, and in good cycling conditions. The return stiff pull up East Pennard hill was justified by fabulous views and a long line of racing horses coming the other way. .

16th August – ride rained off.

9th August 2018

Great weather, not too hot as it was at the end, so we are told, of the heatwave for a ride to Bow Wharf in Langport. 5 riders on the outward trip. 6 on the return when we were we reunited with Walter who had arrived at the Green only to find his tools had been lost en-route from home. Tools found on the rough track to home and then cycled very fast straight down the main roads to arrive 15 minutes before the five of us who had taken a longer route. Unfortunately Bow Wharf café had a power cut and were not open for business so we repaired to The River Parrett café where, after an exchange of WhatsApp, Walter caught up with us. The trip home was uneventful.

2nd August 2018
 We had a super ride today to Burnham led by DM until we followed a couple of other cyclists we had met and missed the ride along the estuary. No matter as after an excellent coffee break at the Crafty Teacup Cafe we cycled out that way and made our way home via Burtle and Ham Wall.
The dry roads, light breeze and pleasant temperatures made for quite a brisk pace. Thanks all for your company.

26th July 2018
Team Kask, sporting 4 different colours of the helmet, started in early-morning cool and ended in sapping heat on our round trip to Sherborne. The ride out was particularly lovely, and with little traffic (schools' out). BG Annie bought the cakes. 

19th July 2018
 Perfect conditions for today's ride, to Chewton Mendip via Croscombe(!) and home via Cheddar Gorge. 4 starters reduced to 2 as DH peeled off strategically and JG was defeated by tummy trouble (hope you are okay John).

12th July 2018
 It was a FDMN ride (follow David Marshall's nose). No one except (perhaps?) DM knew exactly where we were at times, on a lovely circuit of the Levels. The road signs indicated that we were not far from Highbridge when we turned for Sweets, arriving a minute late at 11:01 am. And sitting outside with her new e-bike was ex-BW Lynn!  It was lovely to see her, and she was her usual friendly self.
It was great to see DH back with us, albeit fairly briefly before he peeled off for home. We also welcomed back B&GH. And some wet stuff fell out of the sky!  Most unusual, but it didn't last long. Thank you BBB (burfdeyboyBarry) for the cakes, and thanks all for keeping me hydrated.

5th July 2018
Wot, no cakes?  Barrington Court was the destination, on a fairly peaceful, long-ish, flat and quite fast route.  But the tea-room was the other side of the barrier. So we resorted to kiosk coffee and packaged snacks, albeit in rather lovely surroundings.  Return was via Kingsbury Episcopi - Langport - Somerton. 

Wheelers News - July/Aug 2018