Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Old Gits go to Burnham 24

First Tuesday in the month, Old Gits to Burnham Day.  Twelve met at the Beach Huts on the Prom and we took the longer route, partly over the Levels to end up at the Wetherspoons Hotel on the sea front at Burnham.  Getting back to Weston was the usual detour to Westbrook Farm to stock up with fresh eggs.

The morning wasn't without incident.  The weather stayed as forecast, dull and cool in a NE breeze.  No rain thankfully.  The first blip was an impatient motorist near Lympsham who forced his way through our bunch turning right at a junction.  Later on, after tea and cake at Reeds, the tandem came to grief on the Brean Way cycle path hitting a pole, in the centre of the path, designed to keep cars out (and bikes on the floor).  Both rider and passenger were slightly hurt (two for the price of one) and the front brake lever will have to be replaced.  These wooden posts are not very visible and this has been reported to the cycle path trustees.  There was also confusion near Rich's Cider Farm.  Temporary traffic lights at a three way junction had failed and two Police Officers were controlling the traffic.  Unfortunately, not very well, but we got through OK despite some dodgy signals.  
24 miles clocked up today and the tandem did get home safely in the end.  

No comments:

Post a Comment