10:00 Sunday 11th May 2014
Most of us have started at the museum car park near the church or indeed any of the “park-where-you-can” gravel patches within a ¼ mile radius. The idea is that we will set off as two discrete groups.
One group will be led by Dean Johnson for a vigorous 44 mile excursion stopping at a lunchtime pub. Dean’s route will be going north through Salisbury and onwards to Porton, before turning towards Pitton and southwards-ish to Dean Hill and then back to Breamore. Join this group only if you are prepared to ride for a long time and you have the fitness to maintain a lively pace for the duration of the outing. Stragglers are likely to be put out of their misery in the manner usually reserved for injured horses.
The other group will be led by Ian Taylor for a 30 mile “undulating” route starting in a northerly direction incorporating Wick Down, and past Clearbury Ring to Nunton, onwards to Salisbury Race Course before arriving at a pub in Burcombe. After the lunch stop the return journey will be via Bishopstone over the Gallops to Breamore House. Stragglers will be helped along on this group ride.
Please be prepared for an energetic ride at whichever level of ride group you decide to join because there are not many flat bits on either route.