About 9 of us went for a ride this morning from the centre of Corsham to Marshfield and then finishing up in Slaughterford Fayre. The morning was moody and grey with a hint of rain but we found our way through Biddestone, West Yatton, Yatton Keynell, Summer Lane, The Gibb, Burton, Marshfield to Sweetapples Cafe for locally roasted coffee when the sun came out. Colerne and Thickwood brought us to Slaughterford and the annual fayre.
Tim told us about the bike maintenance course that he is on in London which consisted of mending lots of punctures in the first day and fixing brakes in the second. Tim is an experienced mechanic but needs the qualification and hence the course. It's interesting that all the students are given new bikes to work on. We all know that used bikes are a different proposition.
Earlier in the week AM and I cycled to Bristol on the bike path. It is a great source of inspiration to see what seems like the world on their bikes going at all different speeds and riding styles. We stopped at Walmley for tea and to see the newly erected Dr Who 'Toilet' Tardis. I was disappointed to see that Au Temps Perdu (old church reclamation/Bike Shack) has been knocked down. An iconic end to the cycle way has been lost but I think Bike Shack is still going. At Temple Meads there are now bars and cafes built out of yurts and shipping containers. The yurt offering has good organic food and beers.
Next Week Tetbury