Monthly Archives: March 2011

(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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Timbercombe, 14 miles, 2.5 hrs

Well, despite plenty of overnight rain, the ride turned out pretty good with very little mud worthy of note. Even the field between Upper Coberley and Coberley, notorious for its wheel-clogging mud was dry enough to whizz across. Rediscovered a … Continue reading

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Sunday 13 March, 0830 Timbercombe

How about a ride up Timbercombe for a change? Meet at bottom of hill, where the tarmac runs out (next to horses) or 2 mins earlier at my house. If it’s dry I propose heading off towards Andoversford to try … Continue reading

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Bath cross-training successful

Managed to complete my first half marathon in 2 hours 19 minutes   Just signed up for the Tewkesbury half marathon at the end of May! Back to biking next Sunday though :-)

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Birdlip ride in the cold

Ordnance Survey Map of route Brrr. It was cold. Thermometer tried to lie and tell us it was +2.5C but it felt much colder in the icy wind. Tony, Malc and I set off into the woods and headed off … Continue reading

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Sunday 6th March 0830, Birdlip

Andy’s doing some cross-training on foot in Bath this week so good luck to you Andy. For the rest of us, how about a meet up at 0830 at Birdlip for a quick tour of the mud? Please post if … Continue reading

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