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Guiting Power road ride 8th July 2012 08:30

This was originally planned as an MTB ride from Bisley, but due to the appalling wet weather that has been going on since April, was reconvened as a road ride from Charlton Kings. And what a good one it was, … Continue reading

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Sunday 29th January 2012 Five Mile House, Duntisbourne 08:30

Alastair and I are planning an mtb ride from the Five Mile House near Duntisbourne. Meet in the layby by the Five Mile House pub (heading towards Cirencester, take the sliproad by the garage off the A417 signposted “Services”, and … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday mtb ride to Colesbourne 30-05-2011 13.5 miles

Just Andy and myself were available for this weekend’s ride. The weather had been dry for weeks on end, but today was Bank Holiday Monday, so there was no chance of that continuing! It was drizzling as we set off … Continue reading

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Stow road ride 09/04/2011 – 45 miles (hilly!)

Well I have to admit that I found this quite hard, but was pleased to get round, bearing in mind that the challenge of the Forest of Dean 85 mile Sportive is getting ever nearer. Doing this training ride has … Continue reading

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Birdlip to Sheepscombe 02-04-2011 – 9.6 miles

Early morning rain made for a damp start, but luckily it didn’t last long, and the weather then turned dry. Some of the tree roots were a bit dodgy due to the damp, but generally the mud factor was quite … Continue reading

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(Almost) Mud Free Birdlip circuit 27/03/2011 – 10.4 miles

Just Andy and Tony were available for this weekend’s ride from Birdlip to have a go at doing one half of the 17 mile “figure of eight” route described in Nick Cotton’s “Cycle Routes in Gloucestershire” book. The recent dry … Continue reading

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Sunday 27th 0900 – Birdlip ride anyone?

Anyone up for a Birdlip MTB ride on Sunday 27th? Start time of 0900. We could do a shorter ride so that we aren’t too late getting back. Meet up by the new housing development opposite the old shop at … Continue reading

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