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Wheelers News - May June 2018

28th June 2018 - Excellent route & ride to Yeo valley at Blagdon Lake.

21st June 2018 - Apology to DH for missing riding with us.
A terrific ride and route in lovely conditions, and on the longest day. We went through beautiful, tranquil East Somerset villages and hamlets with a break at the excellent Lovington Bakery cafe in Wincanton. 
The warm sun took the edge off a northerly wind, and with the bonus of great visibility.  

14th June 2018

After a couple of false starts aiming for Cole Manor by a new route we tried to follow a dotted route but it didn’t look very rideable and passed through a herd of cows. We retreated only to come across the Electricity board who had totally blocked the road; a further retreat and we decided to visit the café in the square at Somerton.

7th June 2018 Invigorating energetic ride and an excellent venue at Bread 'n Beyond.

The threat of rain held off until the final half hour. Otherwise pleasantly warm but not sunny and no significant wind. 

31st May 2018 An aerobic workout:

Masebury Hill was as long and demanding as remembered as 5 of us defied the forecast and completed a brisk-ish 30-mile circuit. We eschewed Rocky Mountain for the slightly pricey Andre’s Cafe in Wells, and enjoyed pavement seats. Light rain started a few miles from home, but predominantly it was dry and muggy.

24th May 2018 Cole Manor

Three Wheelers on two wheels defied the threat of heavy showers and proceeded at a fair lick to Cole Manor via the Charltons, Babcary, both Barrows and Castle Cary. Such a pleasant coffee break venue that we were all reluctant to lever ourselves out of the comfortable chairs and back on the saddle. A swift ride back via Ditcheat rounded off a pleasant mornings outing.

17th May 2018 Langport (River Parrett Café)
Yet another Grand Day out on the bikes! A gentle NE tail wind sped us in the sunshine without incident at Brian's corner into Langport. The same wind persisted for the ride home, completed successfully despite the Road Closed signs. One rider peeled off at the bottom of Combe Hill whilst the remaining four sought further exercise in lifting weights. These were 10 very heavy old railway sleepers lying at the bottom of a driveway which were needed at the top. With much further effort in the heat of the day this was achieved by the 3 riders with the fourth providing welcome refreshment and encouragement. So not only did legs ache after 35 miles but also backs ached after 10 times something upwards of 200Kgs (at a guess).

10th May 2018 Wookey Hub.
What a delightful ride! Great weather ignoring the early rain which fortunately stopped just before the start. Lovely flatish route to a great café stop at the Wookey Hub. The Hub seems to have upped it's game with a great selection of cakes as well as a shop, plus the usual great welcome - Does anyone know his name? And having done 33 miles we got back earlier than normal in time to wash the mud from the bikes caught in the early rain and to eat lunch at a sensible hour. The only downside was I forgot to buy the cakes which I ducked out of last week; don't let me forget next time!

3rd May 2018 Chapel Cross Tea Rooms
Tim’s birthday ride was foreshortened as he felt unwell. Not, we trust, just by the thought of buying cakes for 10....G&BH assisted him home while the rest continued on a foreshortened route to Chapel X tearoom. DM & BD then made their own way back leaving a reduced field of 5 to enjoy a moderate return pace in fine weather.