Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Old Gits to Burnham on Sea 34

The Old Gits went to Burnham on Sea today for the monthly excursion across the Somerset Levels to the Weatherspoons Pub there.  15 of 'em turned up, plus two guests on two tandems.  Quite a convoy really and we have to be mindful of other road users when we are strung out along the lanes.

No Through Road

We had a plan.  To add to the normal route, one of the group suggested that we use a new, proposed, cycleway that will open on May 1st and create a foot/cycleway between Weston and Brean.  He had been advised that the path organiser was on site this morning and would be available to open the padlocked gates over the River Axe sluice.  We would be privileged to have a trial run before the public.   No we won't, the man wasn't there and we had to retrace our steps back to the public roads.  At least we can say we were the first group of cyclists not to get through.

Discussion time

At least it was a nice morning, and it was very pleasant standing around wondering what to do next.  There was only one option realistically, go back the way we came.  At least we can do it properly, as a group, on the official opening day, the 1st May.  Watch this space.

Well I'm buffered

As you get to the sea front at Burnham, this stands at the side of the road and would be where the railway line finished and goods/passengers unload for possible transference to ferries which ran from here.  Now, I have ridden past here dozens of times and never spotted it before until one of the Old Gits pointed it out as we left Reeds Hotel.  And neither had he until today!

Just under 34 miles today, about 10 more than normal as some little errands needed doing after we finished.

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