Sunday 30 October 2016

Dorset Miles: Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers Club Run

Fourteen meet at Kinson library for the Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers club run, that staple diet of mile-hungry winter riders. Numbers were down a bit on the week before, the extra hour in bed turning into two perhaps. North west to Merley, Oakley, Ashington and Corfe Mullen. The drop down Pardys hill is good fun but at the bottom the chairman punctures, all stop and wait, suitable respect for the title. Not putting the tyre on properly is a beginners mistake and quite rightly only a few wait this time. Chasing briskly, Lytchett Matravers, Organford, Sandford & Wareham, no sign of our group but the Bridport Wobbly Wheelers, leaving their coffee stop at the Quay tow us across to Wool via Ridge & West Holme, deep rim wheels, shorts, track mitts, its more like the end of April than the end of October. The West Bay collective press on to Moreton as we turn left to East Knighton and across the A352 to Winfrith Newburgh. The climb of "Five Marys" to Daggers Gate puts and end to the conversation, the reward is a view of the coast and the scream down to Lulworth Cove. We arrive before those in front but only by 5 minutes, turns out there is more than one road to Lulworth! a brief discussion on who had the hardest trip is interrupted by tea and cakes and quickly forgotten. The sun is shining as we climb away from the Cove, the blood in our stomachs, not where it is needed in our legs. Fast down to East Lulworth then up Whiteway, there is no "s" and down Steeple, Church Knowle and Corfe Castle, run's captain for the day is Matt Rollinson and he is flying. We hang on as best we can across Rempstone and up to the golf club, the view across Poole harbour is stunning but i was mostly looking down! The obligatory dash through Studland to the ferry is always good fun, the ride back across town, not so much.
3hrs 53-65 miles

BJW Club Run Calendar
06-Nov-16 08:30-09:30 Club Reliability 50M
13-Nov-16 09:00 Shaftesbury
20-Nov-16 09:00 Moreton
27-Nov-16 09:00 Lymington
04-Dec-16 08:30-09:30 Club Reliability 100km
11-Dec-16 09:00 Compton Abbas Airfield
17-Dec-16 09:00 Corfe Mullen
29-Dec-16 09:00 Birthday Boys Ride to Crow
08-Jan-17 08:30-09:30 Club Reliability 75M
15-Jan-17 09:00 Fordingbridge
22-Jan-17 09:00 Weymouth
29-Jan-17 09:00 Dandy’s Ford
05-Feb-17 08:00-9:00 Club Reliability 100M or 100km

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