WessexOrganisers Contact: Sheila Ward, Tel: 01590 671205, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our region extends from Swanage in the west to Southampton in the east. We have rides most months - see What's On for details - and are also keen to encourage members to link up with others locally for informal rides. This is particularly important because at present most offers to lead rides are coming in the east of the Region.
The cycling available in Wessex Region varies from the distinctly choppy in Dorset to the undulations of the New Forest and the hilly South Downs outside Winchester.
Whether you live in our Region or are visiting, we would be delighted to see you on one of our rides. Or you might like to ride out and meet us for coffee or lunch. Please always let the ride leader know that you are coming, either by phone or e-mail. Plans may have been changed or parking details amended.
Spurred on by reports of other group activities, Wessex held a social chat Zoom attended by just 4 tandem couples. A further get-together with some short illustrated tour reports is planned for later this month.
Twelve screens joined our second Zoom get-together and we were delighted to see some new faces. We enjoyed a tour of Kent and an adventurous trip from the UK to Santander, as well as quick visits to Corrèze and Salviac. We hope to meet again if more material is forthcoming.
Our third Zoom gathering again attracted 12 screens and this time we explored the West Midlands, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, the new home area of John and Jane. The little villages and quiet lanes made us very envious. Then it was off to Holland for The Cheese Tour, courtesy of Ann, David, John and Sue. With windmills, canals, perfect cycle paths and busy little towns, Holland's delights were only tempered by some damp days and one very windy ride! Next time, off to sun and India!
Eight screens joined us on 14th April for a tour in India presented by John and Jane Taylor and an exploration of Brittany's Voies Vertes led by David and Alison Martin - quite a contrast!
Two rides to look forward to in Wessex this autumn: Sunday 26th September from Southbourne via the sandbanks ferry to Swanage, and Saturday October 30th from Chandlers Ford into the New Forest. See rides list for details.
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