On our first informal post-lockdown run two weeks ago, we had 17 riders. Today was our second informal run and we had 28, no doubt boosted by the sunny and warm weather. We had several people join us from far away: Dave Owen drove down from Swindon and Ian Myers from Torquay!
Today’s run started at Thyme after Time Café at Spire Hill Farm, Stalbridge and ended at the Udder Farm Shop, East Stour. With 28 riders, we needed 4 separate groups of 7 and I’d like to thank Ray Dickinson, Paul Miles and Bernard Jones in helping me out as the four group leaders. The run was meant to be about 40 mile in length but Ray got carried away with the excellent weather and his group did 55 miles.
Stories I heard: John Young broke down on his 1938 Douglas with a stuck open exhaust valve, Phil Allen broke down in Durweston, someone’s Lucas Altette horn broke off but thankfully wasn’t lost, and my group almost ran over an enormous grass snake crossing the road at Stour Row.
The Udder Farm Shop was very well organised in these difficult times, but who expected to have to give their name, phone number, post code and have their temperature take just to use the loo….what a weird period we’re all going through.
Another great ride out. 🙂