|17 Jul 2016||David||Jeremy|
This was the second cycle ride courtesy of David, the first having been a couple of years or so previously.
11 of us were expected, including Kathy for the apres, but in the event she stayed away, Maurice sent his apology and Brian was …. wherever Brian was. However that still meant 8 of us turned up.
Viv immediately declared she was going for a run instead. Apparently she’d cycled to Farnborough the day before for the air show, and felt that that was quite sufficient thank you very much – so now we were down to 7 and standing in the car park of The Jolly Tar @ Hannington admiring each other’s equipment.
Jack and Simon both looked quite professional, seemingly attired to ride over some Alpine col or ascend Mont Ventoux. David on the other hand had arrived on his trusty rusty old bone shaker, lever breaks, no gears, but it did have 2 wheels. The remainder, John, Mike, Keith and myself were on mountain bikes of variable provenance.
The ride itself was generally flat and uneventful as we did a figure of 8 towards Fairford and back. A stop at The George in Kempsford (site of the very first Runch) and after the hill up into Hannington, we were back at the Jolly Tar by 1pm, for more beer – and bowls of chips, courtesy of David.
Many thanks David – hopefully the next will come soon.