Cider Cycle 16/17 June 2018

Present and mostly correct: Paul, Kev, David, Nigel, Robin, Debbie, Ross, Ken, Graham

Up early Saturday 16th June 2018, 7.30, five in Paul's van + six bikes, four in Robin's car + three bikes. Arrived Yew Tree Farm B&B 12.15, quick check-in then off to Roger Wilkins' Lands End Farm for free cider tasting and purchases of cider, conserves and cheese. Back to Yew Tree, into cycling gear, back to Roger's, more free cider and a BBQ (not free), then on to the New Inn pub in Wedmore for some local beer. Three course meal at Yew Tree and then bed. Three bedrooms and seven beds between us, so ... er ... snug and friendly. 

Unable to get a breakfast earlier than 7.30 but all up and vehicles loaded ready by then. Breakfast took a while and only Ken chose and got the full English. First wave of riders set off around 8.30. Very bumpy. Relay baton was an Arty Farty Pale Ale  pump clip (pictured) provided by the kind landlady of the New Inn.

Here's the route:

Got to Willington and figured as it was 9 pm and a bit chilly, that was close enough to Willingham, so we did the last thirty on four wheels.

The eight gentlemen each did 75 miles, Debbie did 50 plus a good stint driving the Way Car. Always good to see the Way Car!!

Thanks especially to Nigel for his many maps and Garmin files, Robin for his efficient scheduling and ride captaincy, and Ken for the idea, the location, the drive to actually get us to do it, the large home-made pasties (one each!!), the cakes, the large water bottle ..... and everyone for a great time in great company.

Cost of whole trip including travel, accommodation and meals but excluding beer money, around £70/head. 

Until the next one!! Les Houches up next in July (11th/12th - 17th/18th tbc). Plenty of room left for those tempted but undecided.


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