Salisbury area STW ride Sunday 20th June
Planning a forum ride around Salisbury for the 20th of June. Distance likely to be around 30 miles with a couple of linking road sections. The highest ridges around are about 200m, so this isn't a gnarfest, just a nice day pootling about the countryside. Total climbing likely to be about 750m (rough guess). I should have enough guides, but any extra local knowledge is a good thing.
Current thoughts are for a pub stop at 10 miles, another at 20 miles and a bit of cake eating in the Cathedral Close 🙂 That's going to mean a long day so bear that in mind. Either of the pub stops can be cut out, but no-one will convince me that cake isn't essential…
The ride will include a significant amount of cheeky trails and a slightly marginal jump spot. I fully understand that some people don't approve of these things so thought it best to warn you all first, as I can't do any easy diversions for those who don't approve.
RichPosted 7 years ago
I'd join you on the 20th, 27th is my 30th Birthday weekend so not great for me.
I might come up on the train (from Yeovil) to make it a bit different (and have a pint at each stop and not worry about driving).
LeePosted 7 years ago
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Any of you going on the ride might like to take in a trip to Warminster( some great routes from Salisbury along the great road to Warminster) where on Sunday 20th we are staging the Warminsterwobble, festival of cycling. Included is a mountain bike time trial challenge with prizes for the fastest time, plus lots of other cycle related events.Posted 7 years ago
See http://www.warminsterwobble.co.uk for details.
Couple of teaser photos:
20th still looking favourite, I'm liking the idea of a birthday ride, I could make a cake 🙂 Flashie, start point will be in Wilton, about 3 miles west of Salisbury. Nice big out of the way car-park which is free. The fact that it's also 100m from my house has no bearing on this decision 😉 Lee, Salisbury station is a 15-20 minute spin from the start, can provide directions if needed.Posted 7 years ago
Did a quick reccy of the route today, had to adjust a few bits as the singletrack is very overgrown in places and not everyone likes nettle rash.
Current route is 26 miles, and probably 600m climbing, but I can add to that if needed. Pub stop is at The Bridge in Woodford, who do a cream tea as well so we could stop for that if people are interested? Took about 4 hours including pub and a lunch stop today, so that extrapolates to a 6-7 hour group ride in my reckoning. Any idea of numbers?Posted 7 years ago
Was on HT today and prefer it on that, definitely nothing technical enough for full sus, unless you fancy the jumps and your skill is exceeded by your enthusiasm! I've ridden a lot of it SS and was using an alfine today, none of it requires a granny so if you're reasonably fit the climbs are fine.Posted 7 years ago
Sorry, been a bit sidetracked recently.
Will meet at 9.30 for a 10am start.
Meeting place is Here. Basically it's the overflow carpark for the Wilton Shopping Village, first right on the A30 after the A30/A36 roundabout. Ignore the first bit of parking, go over the little bridge and park at the back.
Route for the locals will be a bit of Grovely, descent to Wishford, climb out of Stoford to Chain Hill, descent to the pub, Monarchs Way to W'bourne Earls then Ford, Laverstock Downs, Harnham slope via Cathedral, golf course climb then Hare Warren.
Any chance of a roll call?
RichPosted 7 years ago
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