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28th March 2019

Maesbury Hill done, and with the early mist clearing to a beautiful day: the Wheelers on the Mendips.  It was a great, if testing, 45 mile circuit to Mells, taking in the friendly community cafe and the decidedly unfriendly Pylle Hill on our return.

21st March 2019

Excellent selection of cakes in Lovingtons Bakery from the birthday boy. An innovative route through picturesque villages south of the A303. A good training ride for the Merry Monk. 

7th March 2019

A breezy Langport loop with the odd shower thrown in, excellent and most welcome coffee stop at Kelway’s. Cakes courtesy of Birthday Boy John G, his birthday was actually in January but none of us had the heart to tell him it’s March!!! PBs due to wind assist on the return section. It was an excellent morning out with the weather proving significantly better than we had feared. 

28th February 2019

An impromptu conference outside Litha Cottage by the four of us who had decided to get wet concluded that a loop around the Levels for an hour or so would be sufficient and that Mells could wait for better weather. So we cycled via Pennard to the Long Drove, crossed the Wells Rd and followed the winding lane to the Godney- Glastonbury Rd. The weather was generally quite pleasant but forecast to rain quite heavily on our homeward leg if we stopped for coffee! Despite this coffee won and we enjoyed a break at Heaphy’s in Glastonbury market square. It did rain on us as we pedalled home but it felt good to have got out. Thanks all for the mutual motivation.

21st February 2019

It was good to climb up on to the Mendips again and even better to ride down the decent tarmac road into Wells! Another good, albeit relatively short, ride out with a good mix of hills and flat terrain. Excellent coffee stop at Wookey Hub coping very well with a sudden Lycra overload and we sat outside for the first time this year. A very satisfactory outing, thank you all. Thanks BM for planning the route, JM for the pics and all for your company on a good morning out.


14th February 2019

 A peach of a route across the levels including a welcomed pit stop in Langport. Cool and misty start gave way to blue skies and a taste of spring, thanks to all especially Walter and David for the suggested route which captured the essence of the working Somerset countryside. Doesn't get much better IMHO.

7th February 2019

A short ride to Castle Cary due to time and under the weather constraints. Quite good weather, without the strong winds forecast for later. Stats extrapolated from West Bradley starter.

24th January 2019

Nice ride out to Wookey Hub this morning. It was cold, dull but as secure a surface as is possible for late January. The cakes were on Roy. Thanks again. The route out was Glastonbury, Godney and on to Wookey. During a long coffee break DM and BD got together to find a more challenging return route. Wookey Hole, Wells, North Wootton, Pilton, Pylle and West Pennard. 



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