Three of us set off on a lovely sunny day and decided to go to the usual venue of Bampton garden centre . It was a bit windy so challenging in parts but we all managed it!
Lots of Autumn colours, blackberries and berries so September bringing a changing of the seasons.
Our new member Mal said he thoroughly enjoyed it so we look forward to October when hopefully everyone back!
There were 5 of us for this ride; was it a thorn between the roses? It was a dull but dry morning with rain threatened for about midday. Our chosen route was to leave Carterton via the Alvescot Road, through Kencot and then across the gated road to Clanfield. We cycled to Blakes café where they bake the most delicious cinnamon bun. Only our growing young man ate one and two took one home to savour later. It was a steady ride back home via Alvescot which we managed before the rain came. Our next ride will be on 3rd September 0930 from the normal car park. Pam
3 Chaps and 3 Lasses (No not a new West End musical) rode via Alvescot to Bampton Garden Centre. It was a very pleasant morning and the weather was ideal for cycling. As per normal teas/coffee and scones were consumed. Feeling refreshed we returned to Carterton via Brize Norton. It was a companionable ride without any incidents. Our next ride will be on Tuesday 6th August 0930 from the Factory Shop car park. Pam
Just 4 of us for a ride on a pleasant morning. We decided to venture on a partly new route. We left Carterton via the Alvescot Road, took the road towards Filkins and then into Kencot. This road went through the village of Broadwell and then into Langford. From Langford we rode to Filkins. We soon found the Woollen Weavers for a coffee stop, as it was still early in the morning we didn’t eat. We locked our bicycles to a field fence, near to a Shetland pony; we did move them as a suggestion was made that horses do sometimes chew anything in site! After our stop we rode through Filkins village and onto the A361 for about 50 yards and then turned onto a single track lane heading back to Langford. We met 2 large farm vehicles and several cars on this road; I think it must be a short-cut to the A361. Once back in Langford we retraced our journey back to Carterton. It was enjoyable cycling somewhere different and it has given us thought of where we might ride next month. Pam
lovely day for cycling and five of us set off for our favourite coffee shop at Bampton garden centre .
We welcomed Harold who joined us for the first time and seemed to enjoy the nice leisurely ride led by Ian. The weather was ideal not too hot but not cold either with the spring flowers in the hedges and lots of birds too.
We saw The Falcons display parachute team which was an added bonus !!
On a cold damp morning, it was shall we or not ride. It was, we will ride. Leaving Carterton by the Alvescot Road, and afterwards towards Filkins, then Kencot and Broadwell and eventually reaching Clanfield cafe. By this time we were all very wet and cold. We all had a hot drink and two had the scrummy cinnamon bun; 2 taking one home. It wasn’t very nice getting back into our wet and cold coats but there wasn’t any other option. We rode back through Alvescot into Carterton; and then The Famous Five all muted “It’s straight home” to have a hot shower. Our next cycle ride will be on 7th May when we will be hoping for a dry and warm day. Pam
Cycle Ride 5th March 2019
There were 4 of us on a bright but breezy morning for the cycle ride. Our route was the same as last month. We rode to Bampton Plant Centre for our morning coffee and scones and cakes. The going was a bit tough with the breeze but a nice ride enjoyed by all.
4 riders met this morning. It was still rather cool but a good cycle ride would soon warm us up. We left Carterton via the Alvescot Road and continued into Alvescot, round the outskirts of Black Bourton into Bampton and then onwards to the Bampton Plant Centre. Scones and a warm drink were very welcome. Our return ride was through Bampton to Brize Norton and then back to Carterton. It was a good workout ride and we all felt exhilarated afterwards. Our next ride is on 5th March 19. Pam
Our normal cycle ride should have been on 1st January (New Year’s Day) we decided to use the 5th Tuesday to make sure we had a ride in January. It was quite a long ride of approx 13 miles on a cold morning, but we were all well wrapped up. Our route took us from the Town centre towards Alvescot, then where the road splits between Alvescot/Lechlade we took the Lechlade Road and turned almost immediately right again. This road goes to Shilton; we took Hen and Chick Lane to the A361 and turned left for approximately 1 mile. From here we rode on the old airfield road until we reached Kencot. A choice was needed as to which way to cycle next; the decision being to ride through Alvescot and then Black Bourton, we stopped at the church to look at the snowdrops and aconites in the church yard; and then continued to the perimeter track round the airfield. Arriving back in Carterton we were beginning to feel cold so the decision was to warm up with hot beverages and toasted tea cakes in Hacketts. The general opinion was that it was well worth the ride even though it was cold. Our next ride is on our usual Tuesday, 5th February (which is next week) at 0930 from the factory shop car park. Pam
On a frosty morning, with the sun shining 3 of us met for the cycle ride. Ian was joining us for the first time since his operation, and so a short ride was planned. We rode along Burford / Shilton Roads, through Swinbrook Park, down Kilkenny Lane, Monahan Way and Brize Norton Road back to the Town Centre and Huffkins. A hot beverage and a natter completed a lovely morning. Pam