Sunshine, tunnels, precipitation
A diverse range of weather experiences for those that rode both Saturday and Sunday this weekend - a merry band of 6 headed out of Bruton on Saturday under idyllic blue skies with minimal high cloud, on mostly silky tarmac all the way down to Child Okeford. Dr D joined us for the first time, and seemed to eat up the miles and steady 15mph pace with no difficulty at all. As expected diversity reigned in the culinary delights that met us at the Cafe on Gold Hill Organic farm, along with a very warm welcome. Some of the lads had to peel off home early, stag do’s etc to get to…. So Mr DB got to cycle back with his 3 lady escorts - something you won’t likely see in a BCC ride blog for a while to come.
Sunday was a completely different affair - an 8am meet @ At the Chapel, for pro-caffeination, onto Nunney to hook up with Miss JP and Mr Phil making a total of 14, YES 14 riders for our Social Sunday ride up to Bath. All enjoyed the experience of the dark, cool singing tunnels from Wellow onwards, and well done Mr T for suggesting the out of city centre coffee stop. Rain descended whilst we refuelled, and kept descending for much of the journey home. Miss JP’s flat tested the thumbs of the strongest BCC riders, and she decided to call for vehicular rescue when the second puncture ensued at Mells. The group headed back to Bruton and beyond in small forays with Dr L getting her puncture about a mile from home - the ladies are now wondering if the gents were so bothered about getting “Chicked” that some sabotage was going on?!? Chapeau to all who rode, especially those who did their first 100km of the year today. Expect next Sunday to be back to standard format.