An excellent weekend has just been enjoyed
Gabriel did a fantastic job to taking me to Somerset, very possibly for the last time ever, to take part in the Tour of Wessex cycle sportive which started and ended at my old school and rode around my old childhood haunts and then some...
For the very first time in my life I visited Cheddar Gorge and rode up it on my bike
That experience was utterly awesome and will live in my memory for ever
Cheddar Gorge is steep!
I was just one of a few very long, steep climbs on the ride!
It was a cracking good ride and here it is on Strava:
80 miles of ferocious hills and technical descents! The stuff of cycling pleasure
This was the scene at the start: Barely 10% of the total of the riders taking part!
Glastonbury Tor from one of the Tour Feeding Stations:
And the awesome machine that did it:
Many thanks to Alasdair (Stickyfinger) for looking after me on Friday and generally acting as my soigneur
and cooking the most fantastic meal on Friday evening
One of Alasdair's secret talents... He is a chef of some repute
Alasdair, without your splendid assistance I could never have done it!
And that's it for travelling... I will not not be straying far from home again... A fitting end and one that'll live on in my memory for ever