Cycle Ride 5th March 2019

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.

Pam

Cycle Ride 5th February 2019

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

Cycle Ride 29th January 2019

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

Cycle Ride 4th December 2018

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

Cycle Ride 6th November 2018

On a very pleasant morning there were four ladies for this ride. Without hesitation we agreed to cycle to Bampton Plant Centre.  We took the route through Brize Norton and then to Bampton; this also was our return route.    We admired the poppy displays in Brize Norton and apart from a helicopter and 1 aeroplane it was a very peaceful ride.  At the garden centre we chose our favourite beverage and two had scones, and ate this as we put the world to rights.  Thank you ladies for your company.

Our next ride will be on Tuesday 4th December. Pam

Cycle Ride 7th September 2018

Four of us gathered on a a  cooler blowy day and were pleased that it would be a nicer cycling day after the heat of the summer days….  The sun was still shining though.
 
Decided on Clanfield as a couple of us needed to be back and gave the lovely cinnamon buns as the cafe there a miss. 
 
Lovely cycle at a leisurely pace and went round to Bampton road and cut off back to Black Bourton.   Loads of blackberries still out and the summer berries still very evident.  The path around the runway still as bumpy but we were all fine!!
 
Coffee and cake at Hacketts . Really nice morning.  See you next time Pam. 
 
Janet Worth 

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Cycle Ride 7th August 2018

5 members managed to complete the cycle ride before the weather became too hot.  Our route today was by leaving Carterton along the Alvescot Road, Kencot, Broadwell and then to Clanfield. Blakes café was our coffee stop, you should have seen the size of the cinnamon buns! delicious to.  It was good to have a good natter as not all the 5 regulars had been able to make all of the last few rides.  Leaving Clanfield we headed towards Bampton and then took a turning to Black Bourton.  From here it was round the airfield perimeter and back into Milestone Road; from here we all went separate ways back to our homes.  There was very little wildlife, except for 3 Shetland ponies.  We had our normal fly past!  Our next ride will be on Tuesday 4th September at 0930.  Ian will be leading this ride. Pam

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Cycle Ride 3rd July 2018

It was a Ladies line-up this morning.  There was a breeze which helped make it feel cooler.As we didn’t have a rescue back-up in place, in case of a puncture, we kept to the lanes, cycle paths in and around Carterton.  We were cycling for about 80 minutes and so this was still good exercise.  We were unable to get a coffee at  our chosen café due to a boiler malfunction, but at our 2ndchoice we were able to purchase drinks and have a good natter. Thank you for your company Ladies. Our next cycle ride is on Tuesday 3rdAugust at 0930.  Pam

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Cycle Ride 5th June 2018

This morning 5 of us gathered for a ride.  It was quite cool but we knew that we would soon warm up once we started pedalling. We decided to go to Bampton Plant centre, (more than one’s) favourite refreshment stop.  The ride there was enjoyable without any problems.  Arriving at the plant centre we were pleasantly surprised to see a new covered bicycle stand.  Entering the café, food and drinks were ordered and we sat and chatted over these. When we got back to the bike shed we found that Pam’s bike had a flat tyre. The tyre was pumped up and stayed inflated long enough to ride into Bampton square.  By this time, it was flat again, so the rest of the members cycled home, and Ian very kindly rescued me in his car.  The bike went into the repair shop for a new inner tube (the 2ndin 3 weeks).  On collection I was told that it was a faulty one that had previously been fitted. 

Saw some cuties whilst waiting to be rescued.

Thank you famous five for your concern and taking part in the ride.   Next ride is on 3rdJuly.  Pam

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Cycle Ride Tuesday 1st May 18

6 cyclists met for the ride on a bright, sunny morning but a little chilly.

We decided that Bampton Plant Centre would be our destination for refreshments.

We cycled round the perimeter, through Black Bourton and Bampton village to the Garden Centre.

Scones were the most popular which were served warmed.

Our route back to Carterton was via Brize Norton.

It was a lovely cycle ride, plenty of chatter and laughter.

Thank to the cyclists  for joining me.  Our next ride will be on Tuesday 5th June, 0930 from the Factory shop car park.  Pam