BAM Retrospective 2/2, 3/3, 4/4
I posted January 1/1 way back almost on time....
February 2/2 - Quick and fairly local after work. Down to the Severn Plain, Lasagne at the Plough in Pilning and a bit of football on the television then off to the Sea Wall near Severn Beach. A bit noisy from lorries leaving the distribution park nearby all night, but that is probably where our groceries probably come from so it seems coy to grumble. Decent night then early start and straight to work for a shower, coffee and breakfast. Just one picture of a misty bridge.
March 3/3 - Another local one squeezed at the end of the month. Raced over to Leigh Woods. Well hidden but the music on the air was quite loud and I thought that the Quarry Rave Scene was in a revival....it wrapped up promptly at midnight with a finale of "Come on Eileen" and I realised it was a wedding reception across the fields at Abbots Leigh Village Hall. Home for breakfast, no photos !
A weekend of freebies...Had a comp. for Bespoked 2018 so enjoyed an hour on Friday wandering around the stands and catching up with old faces but there is only so much fancy lugwork and sparkle paint a man can take (and I wasn't too interested in the Campagnolo 12 Speed symposium....) so jumped on the Bristol to Bath Cycle Path, then the Two Tunnels to emerge in rural Wiltshire. Had a look in the ancient Packhorse pub at South Stoke - I had read that it was now a community owned asset with the locals taking over ownership so pleased that it had re-opened. Found a quiet place down the hill to cook noodles and spread out my bag.
Second freebie had been Lost Lanes West from Jack Thurston so spent Saturday doing two loops based on Bradford on Avon - first was Ride No 4 (Wildflowers and Watchtowers) that took a generally southward loop up to the brilliant gravel roads on the edge of the Imber Ranges before dropping back down through Farleigh Hungerford to Bradford on Avon. After a second late breakfast it was Ride No 5 (Wool Power ! ) which took a northern loop. I leapt off at Ford after quiet lanes and found a bridleway and cycle.travel route towards Marshfield / Pucklechurch / North Bristol and home.