Moreton-in-Marsh 27th September.

Posted on: October 13th, 2008 by mailsent No Comments

At last, after waiting for months, summer finally arrived.

Six of us, Rich Smith, Bernie Hammond, Tim Hills, Eddie and Gerry Mears and myself assembled at the “Ice Cream Hut” at 10:00. The forecast was good, but we left Cheltenham in very misty conditions. By the time we had ascended to the top of Brockhampton hill, the mist cleared, the sun shone in a clear blue sky, and it was to remain to do so all day until sunset. We cycled via Brockhampton, Hawling, Guiting Power where we eventually met up With Steve Holder near the Farm Park. From here on we continued up through Sezincote Warren towards Bourton on the Hill. A few hundred yards of main road and then back into the lanes to Batsford and a descent into Moreton for the North Cotswold Beer festival. There we met Graham Pickering and spent a fabulous afternoon enjoing the weather (and beer). Unfortuantely in our haste to get away in the morning, none of us had brought a camera. Luck would have it that we were spotted by a roving reporter from the Evesham Observer, who subsequently published this story    and published this not so flatering photo of us (sorry Steve – you were in the beer tent!).



 We left in several different groups, myself and Rich being the last to leave at 17:00. A fast run back via Longborough and Condicote saw us back in Cheltenham before dark at approx 18:30. The last few miles were cycled into a bright red sunset at the end of a fine summers day.