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.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Acton Scott in May

By Meady Waterhouse 

A beautiful spring day and a good turnout made this a very enjoyable ride for all.

11 cyclists arrived at the Acton Scott Café having made their own way on varying routes. We sat outside in the sheltered garden of the café for a spot of sun bathing while we chatted over much needed sustenance from the café or our cycle bags.

Steve, Angela, Kay and Chris near Minton
The temperatures, despite the more or less constant sunshine were rather variable for the ride. Some had come over the Long Mynd well wrapped up against a very nippy headwind and we all appreciated our layers on any downhill in the shade.

Chris, Kay, Meady and Steve, overlooking Asterton

The last to leave the cafe returned to their various destinations as a group of 5 via Marshbrook where we took the lovely lane up through the bluebell wood and on up to Minton where we were rewarded by stunning views before descending again to the B road and along to Plowden. We then took the road up the the quiet road to Asterton, a fabulous route along the side of the Long Mynd with sweeping views west.

We completed the next miles together through Whitcott, soon peeling off to complete our own routes homeward bound.

Minton Lamb...

Along for the ride were: Paul, Huw, Andy, John, Angela, Kay & Chris, Steve & Meady, and Shirley & Yavuz.

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