Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Old Gits Glide 26

Out with Weston Old Gits CC today. A cold old, windy day so it was decided to forgo our normal route and play safe with a run down to Burnham on Sea. I was quite happy with that, it is one of my favourite destinations. There were 11 Old Gits starting at Royal Sands and we went through Uphill, Brean, Berrow and back through Lympsham.  Sensible move on everyones part to layer up, it was needed on the stretches that were heading into the North East wind.

Wasted Journey

In Brean, we headed to the cafe at the foot of Brean Down but, unfortunately, we were too early as the place was closed. Rather than wait around for it to open, we returned to Brean and carried on through Berrow to Burnham on Sea. That part was quite pleasant as the wind was behind us. Pictured, from left to right is Les, Arnie, Phil, I think Geoff and Alan.

The Reeds Arms Burnham on Sea.

One of the Wetherspoon chain of pubs, this one was built in the 1850s and although originally called Reeds Arms, spent a long time as the Queen's Hotel. The pub now is named after George Reed,  once Burnham's leading prominent citizen. It does have a prime spot on the sea front and the tea/coffee toast, very cheap by today's standards, went down very well. Riding back to Weston from here via Brent Knoll and Lympsham, the wind was fairly cold but we were fairly sheltered on the way back.

Good ride in the sunshine today, covered 26 miles.

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