Swan and Hammersmith

Swan and Hammersmith

Met Michael at Paddington and we spent from 10:15 to 16:00 in the Potchester Spa. Really lovely. Now in St Pauls hotel in Hammersmith. Amazing red brick building. Had lovely Thai dinner at a Fullers pub, Latymers, 50 yards away. Now at the Swan, passed it by loads of times on way to the Fitting Out lunch. Pleased to be here finally having a pint. Michael’s doing well considering he flew overnight from Boston.

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Weston Ride

Early morning ride from Weston Supermare

Despite being a bit hungover from dinner at the Glassboat last night, we made it onto an 8:25 train to Weston Supermare. Cycled out to the front and had a lovely bacon butty before a chilly descent along the coast, north towards Clevedon. Lovely bright day but a little too cold for the shorts we we wore. Tea and cake at Scarlett’s in Clevedon, opposite the pier.

Cycled 34 miles in total, and quite a bit of ascent. Home by 12:30 for bike washing! Then a big slug of time in bed! The new road bikes are proving to be really good, and ore comfortable that I imagined.

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Cycling from Sherborne to Bristol

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14 MARCH 2015, 19:22
We were using up a 50p leg of a return train journey that we’ll do at easter, and cycled back from Sherborne to Bristol with Paul. Long ride: 61 miles, with a couple of Garmin of routing mistakes (went into Glastonbury, and went wrong at Chew Magna). It was a cold and windy day with a brisk NE wind. Cycling into a 9 mph wind across the top of the Mendips wasn’t fun.

Managed to get home in the last of the daylight. Michael headed off at a faster pace from Wells after lunch to see if he could meet up with Tony and Gemma: he made it back 45 mins faster than I did!