Ian’s Cathedral Ride – Update – Day 38

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Exeter Cathedral against a grey skyStart: West Monkton (9.15am)
Finish: Ottery St Mary (6.40 pm)
Distance:  53.7  miles
Bike Time:  5h 22min
Ave Speed: 10.0 mph
Max Speed:  25.2 mph
Total Distance: 2058.0 miles
Total Time:  194h 16min

A slight re-route was planned over the phone with one of Tiggie’s sons.  As I left  there was a slight clicking, which turned out to be a drawing pin just slightly sticking into the tyre.  Upon removing it there appeared to be no damage, but twelve miles later I could feel the lack of pressure and needed to change the inner-tube. It was then that I discovered that some member of the ‘pond-life’ brigade had removed the tool kit from under the saddle. Continue reading “Ian’s Cathedral Ride – Update – Day 38”

Ian’s Cathedrals Ride – Update – Day 37

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three men in a boat on chew lakeStart: Long Ashton (9.15am)
Finish: West Monkton (6.45 pm)
Distance:  56.5  miles
Bike Time:  5h 17min
Ave Speed: 10.6 mph
Max Speed:  26.5 mph
Total Distance: 2004.3 miles
Total Time:  188h 54min

Photo of leaving is a must before setting off for Wells.  Chew up the road with Chew Magna, Stoke Chew and Chew Lake, before having a break at Harptree. Then a hard climb up to the top  of the Mendips, along with a number on a charity ride. Continue reading “Ian’s Cathedrals Ride – Update – Day 37”

Walsham Watch

neighbourhood-watch-badgeBe aware that there has been a burglary overnight in The Street from an unsecured  shed.

Garden tools and other equipment were stolen.  Be vigilant.

If at all possible restrict access to property, ensure sheds are locked and keep desirable items out of sight.

Ian’s Cathedral Ride – Update – Day 34

Statue of Edward Elgar against a gloomy sky
Edward Elgar

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Start: Kington (8.50am)
Distance:  62.9  miles
Ave Speed: 10.7 mph
Total Distance: 1863.8 miles
Finish: Malvern (6.30 pm)
Bike Time:  5h 59min
Max Speed:  26.3 mph
Total Time:  175h 25min

Another day when a little route planning was required, but not much  –  just to get me to Breadwedine, and then I was riding on the other side of the Golden Valley, which last time I had ridden it I got soaked. No different this time.

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Ian’s Cathedrals Ride – Update- Day 33

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bus top with a bookshelf
Books at the Bus Stop

Start: Brecon (9.15am)
Distance: 40.0 miles
Ave Speed: 10.7 mph Max
Total Distance: 1800.9 miles
Finish: Kington (6.45 pm)
Bike Time: 3h 44min
Speed: 28.0 mph
Total Time: 169h 26min

 

The first chore, after breakfast was to take the bike to the bike shop to get the brakes seen to, then visit the cathedral and then rather than later to set off for the day’s ride. Continue reading “Ian’s Cathedrals Ride – Update- Day 33”

Ian’s Cathedrals Ride – Update – Day 32

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Image of Brecon Beacons on a clear day with blue sky and white clouds in the skyStart: Llandysul (9.15am)
Distance:  64.5  miles
Ave Speed: 9.9 mph
Total Distance:  1760.9 miles
Finish: Brecon (6.45 pm)
Bike Time:  6h 45min
Max Speed:  31.3 mph
Total Time:  165h 42min

Mapped from what ‘claimed’ to be Llandysul to Pontwelly worked fine, and the further ride to Llangadog was also without mishap. There was a constant flow of Classic Cars on some sort of Jolly Rally, but was never in the right place at the right time for the most retro conveyances.
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Ian’s Cathedrals Ride – Update – Day 31

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Start: St David’s (9.20am)Image bright sunny day, blue sky, looking down a winding road to newgale strand and the sea
Distance: 62.7 miles
Ave Speed: 10.5 mph
Total Distance: 1696.4 miles
Finish: Llandysul (6.05 pm)
Bike Time: 5h 57min
Max Speed: 30.5 mph
Total Time: 158h 57min

Quick re-route so as to follow the coast road to Newgale and then head inland to Haycastle. Unfortunately this new route took me, in the end over the Preseli Mountains, but the view was great, the wind blew hard – in the right direction – and the descent was long and fast.
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New web site for Walsham-le-Willows

image of blue computer mouse with the usb lead spelling out the word 'upgrade'

black and white image of village sign used as a logo

Welcome to the new website.  Use the contact form to let us know what you think.

The site was updated in early 2017 to run on WordPress giving it a refresh with a more modern look.  Core content has been transferred and the remainder is being added over time.  Some images may link back to the old site for a while.

If you have any suggestions for the site let us know.

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Horticultural Show – 2016

photograph of white flower head, flushed pink, of Hydrangea paniculata 'vanille fraise'
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’

Thanks to everyone who made the afternoon such a success, the entrants, the judges, the visitors and the many people who donated raffle prizes.

Special thanks to Joan Freeborn and her team who provided the teas and helped in the kitchen, and to all those who made the delicious cakes.

We were delighted to welcome Diney Martineau, who was herself the Show Secretary for many years, to present the cups.

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