Sunday 20 November 2011

Bear Cross "Hardriders" Sunday Ride,

Only seven of us at a very foggy Bear Cross, most of the regulars had opted for the monthly off-road option. Canford onto Wimborne and out onto the Cowgrove. Runners with pre-race nerves, ahead of the Wimborne “10” congested the lane, there are worse things to meet on the narrow corners and we were soon past the excitement. A slight tail wind took us through, Shapwick, Tarrant Crawford & Langton Long through the underpass and into Blandford. Christmas trees were being erected but we did not tarry, up Bryanstone and down to Winterborne Stickland. , Turning right to Hedge End we started the long but steady climb up Bulbarrow thick fog at the top meant the viewpoint was not. Descending to Ansty Cross then left to Hilton, Milton Abbey School was shrouded in fog but the tough climb up through the village was now on our minds. Conversation dwindled as breathing became more important the long descent down to Winterborne Whitechurch & Winterborne Kingston saw us recover. Through the lane to Anderson and Red Post, West and East Morden and up to Lytchett Matravers, always a tough climb, skirting Corfe Mullen and up Pardys Hill, we were on the way home. The fog was finally lifting and the roads were busy now as we went our separate ways. 3 HOURS 25MINS

No comments:

Post a Comment