Banwell village is a real bottleneck for traffic, especially at peak times, as the main road can only take single line traffic through a narrow section of the old part of town. We avoid this by going round the back of the village on quiet country roads away from the hustle and bustle. Until this morning. It was like the M1 and this works lorry was not helping the traffic flow at all.
Coming off the Strawberry Line
Eleven of the fourteen Old Gits went down the Strawberry Line today between Winscombe and Sandford. This is some of them on the approach to Puxton Lane. A lovely ride down there, I gave it a miss as, despite it being dry, this is where I had a puncture last week so I used the alternative road way. As fate would dictate, one of the riders had a thorn puncture his tyre today.
After tea and toast, it was back to Weston, four of us taking an alternative way through Sand Bay. Not a bad day today, rain was expected but never materialised and the strongish wind was only a nuisance going back along the prom. 27 miles clocked today.