Three days……Five coffee stops
Chapeaux and thanks to Mr Trims for riding all 3 days of the bank holiday weekend and providing us with this excellent blog post.
This weekend saw a flurry of activity from the members of BCC.
Saturday provided the gentler effort with Mr M leading ten members out to Shearwater via the glorious backdrop of Longleat house. Swapping the busy London roads and joining us on the quiet lanes of Somerset we welcomed Miss LC from ICC. After a few random, ‘off roads’ and mechanicals (with oily hands) we found new lanes (for some) and headed to the café. Stopping for obligatory bacon/sausage/coffee/cake and of course a chat, we welcomed back Mr JG and AO from their MTB jolly. A speedy return home down Druley allowed Mr T, Mr M and Miss C to practice a bit of a chain-gang before all departing back home.
Sunday morning provided an opportunity for a few to head out west and sample the delights of the Wharf in Longport. Mr T, Mr RM, Mr SE and Mr GA cruised out making the most of the quiet lanes. Food was served, coffee was drunk, and we even managed to find the exact route (mile by mile) that the SVCC guys had just undertook! A change of plan allowed a return trip via Long Sutton and Kingsdon to re-join the lanes back into Bruton. Thanks Mr SE for more coffee to all before retiring for the day. (Oh, I forgot to mention Mr SC joined us as well.)
Bank Holiday Monday started in a layer of haze. Four set off from Church bridge whizzed up the lesser travelled Cuckoo Hill en route to Frome to join Miss JP and Mr SB. Different lanes were explored in order to ultimately find our way to the old railway line and enjoy more of a sedate cruise. Dr L and Mr TW departed us at Laverton to head back home, whilst the rest descended into Midford to find the route to our destination of Bath. A first for Mr SB as we headed through the tunnels prior to stopping for lunch and welcoming the sun. A more familiar route home along route 24 saw a cheeky little rest at Nunney as we bode farewell to some then rolled back to Bruton to make the most of the bank Holiday Monday!