The village of Rickford is very close to Burrington Combe where there is evidence of occupation since Neolithic times, the Bronze Age and Roman periods. The building I was after was a 19th century Methodist chapel which has since been converted into a Masonic Lodge. A stream has been managed to form a small lake on the east side of the building.
The Pantry at Winscombe
With a bit of climbing, and 25 miles on the clock, it was time to stock up. Have seen this little tea room in Winscombe a few times now so best give it a try. A nice little place, in a converted house by the look of it, they did a nice beans on brown bread toast and tea that went down very well. Sat outside and polished it off and finished just as it started raining. By the time the waterproof top was on, it had stopped!
Reaching the outskirts of Weston, joined the excellent network of cycle paths that lead through the town. One downside is, the maintenance of them leaves (pun not intended) a lot to be desired in some places and this is an example. At this time of year, brambles are stretching themselves all over the place and at face height, can cause quite bad scratches if not avoided. If reporting problems to the council they do ask for photographs. I think this one will do. The bush in the foreground is a dog rose, another plant with nasty thorns on.
Clocked up 36 miles today, a few over the 100 target. Job done and stayed dry throughout. Got back in time to see the Tour de France as well, with Froomey all but securing the 'maillot jaune'.