Sunday 11 November – Remembrance Day trip to Langton Herring
Only one adverse element (cold – 1 deg C) so much more the possibility of a decent ride for Lindsay, Pete T and Rick. A pleasant ride along Kit Hill bottom and on to glorious views from Hardy Monument. Discussion centred on the likelihood of suffering a Bradley Wiggins every 35, 000 miles apparently….
Then it went wrong somewhere. Failure to find the South Dorset Ridgeway meant the best part of an hour was spent messing around the edges of Benecke Wood. Including the muddiest logging track ever, discovery of a machine last seen in Thunderbirds and a new twist in CycloLifting. CycloLifting over an electric fence. Wet sticks still conduct a current of 12,000 volts.
Back on the road that would/should have taken 30 seconds to get to, its was down to Abbotsbury and the back lane to Rodden and Langton Herring for the picnic.
Complete change of plan, so the coastal bridleway to Weymouth will be for another day. Buckland Ripers, Nottington, cow inhabited footpaths to Upwey, and then the course of the old Dorchester-Weymouth road back to Dorchester.
A great ride, mainly for no wind, glorious sunshine and excellent late Autumn views for miles.