Axe Valley Pedallers enjoy February meeting

Axe Valley Pedallers on their February ride

Axe Valley Pedallers on their February ride - Credit: Archant

Axe Valley Pedallers meet at Seaton Tram Station for most of their Sunday cycle rides, but for the February ride they they started instead from Axminster town centre, so that they had a head start on their trip into Dorset, writes Rob Watson.

Axe Valley Pedallers on their February ride

Axe Valley Pedallers on their February ride - Credit: Archant

Nineteen pedallers set off on a scenic route devised by ride leader Ben ‘Buster’ Dolan, taking in some ‘interesting’ hills and a recuperative coffee stop at the excellent Broadwindsor Craft Centre.

The wind was northerly but the sun was shining and the icy patches were easy to spot as the group travelled along the Stopline Way to Weycroft Bridge, then through All Saints and crossing the busy A358 and the London railway line and heading into the lanes at Waggs Plot.

The riders then negotiated the twists and turns to Birdsmoorgate - taking care that nobody was left behind - before Pilsden Pen loomed up on the left and Broadwindsor was not much further.

After coffee the return leg took in a big climb at Thorncombe before finally returning to the main Crewkerne road at Blackpool Corner and splitting in two as riders made their way back to Axminster or Seaton, almost 40 miles covered.


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For details of all rides, see Axevalleypedallers.org.uk

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