We like riding bikes!

We are a diverse group of people living in the Bishops Castle area with one thing in common - we like riding bikes! We organise rides for riders of all abilities, and we are affiliated to Cycling UK for the protection of all.

Rides are on the first Wednesday of the month. Rides are normally "meet at destination" rides, enabling riders of all abilities to meet at a place and time to socialise together.

In addition, an informal "further, faster" group meets each Wednesday at the Six Bells Pub. You should use the link below to contact us if you think you might want to join this ride for the first time, so that we can let you know if it's going to be right for you.

Friday, 6 January 2017

The Maltings, Clun - on an icy cold day...

by Kay Radford

A beautiful clear, sunny morning but very, very cold with a hard frost. Several people had decided that the roads would be too icy to ride to Clun over the hills so would meet there after a walk. However, after donning an extra layer of clothing, we set off up the hill to Bishops Moat where we met Tess and her grandson, Christopher, who were undeterred by the sub zero temperatures. The views out over the Shropshire hills, and Corndon were stunning. We rode west along the Kerry Ridgeway as far as we could with the last couple of miles on a dirt track which was frozen solid so quite OK on our touring bikes. 
Near to Two Crosses, Tess, Christopher and Kay

After Two Crosses the long descent to Brookhouse then along the valley to Newcastle. Rolling hills into the distance with fields white with frost and water sparkling in the sunshine as we followed the lanes along to Clun and the warmth of The Maltings cafe. Christopher definitely setting the pace with Tess and I bringing up the rear. What it is to be young!

By 12.30 there were 13 of us, some having cycled and some walked but all having enjoyed the fantastic clear, frosty morning. 

Clockwise from Kay in the foreground - Maxine, Tess, Dave, Christopher, Rose, Jim, Stephen, and Chris. For the others, see the Gallery!

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