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Peter Genet

Gentleman Biker of Cricklade

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September 2015

Bibury burble – on video

Second attempt at a video of a ride. This time out to Bibury via Fairford.

At the start we are leaving Cricklade via Calcutt st; onto the A419 northbound and off at the very next junction, turning right towards Fairford.

 

Note: speed limits were obeyed everywhere.

 

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First video on KES

Ok, thought I’d do something a little different and add a video to the blog. Rather than just write about it, why not bring everyone along for the ride; try and get the feel of being on a motorbike and being out in the open. See it from the rider’s perspective.

This is a ride done many times before, and is just a trial run. I can see where it needs to be improved, mainly in having the camera angled a little higher! Also, add in some text to let you know where we are.

Anyway, the ride is from Cricklade, down the A419 to Cirencester, out to Tetbury, onto Malmesbury and home again via our old friend the B4040!

Next time I do one of these, I will add some commentary at the start and at the end perhaps. But, for now, as its a first off, I thought it would suffice!

There is audio on this so be warned – you might want to turn the volume down a bit!

Four counties ride – of course it was planned that way!

8am. Saturday morning. Cricklade Town Hall. Mid-September!  I could hear Alan on his Harley long before he arrived – and I’m sure so too could the rest of Cricklade, and probably North Wiltshire!

We headed out of Cricklade on the old favourite, the B4040, to Leigh crossroads where we turned left to Wootton Bassett. Into Bassett, we turned left opposite the elevated Town Hall for Broad Hinton. Through sleepy Broad Hinton and turned right towards Avebury – another old favourite route. From here, we went to the Divine café for a cuppa tea which is on the A4 just outside of Calne.

Feeling suitably refreshed, thanks for paying Alan, we headed back along the A4 towards Marlborough and onto Hungerford. We are now in West Berkshire. Where we turned left for home – ish!

I wasn’t ready to come back yet as I was rather enjoying the ride. At Aldbourne we turned left for Lambourn and somehow got back to Bishopstone and then Ashbury. So we turned left here down towards the A420.

By now I was thinking that avoiding the A419 was my main aim of the day. At the A420 we turned right (I know, I got fed up of left turns too!) heading for Oxford. Turning left (damn it!) only at Faringdon where we followed signs for Lechlade. Now in Gloucestershire.

Bloody hell!! At Lechlade, we turned left again for Cirencester. At the Murco garage, we turned left (this is getting so silly now!) which takes us back to the A419, eventually.

We did turn right at Kepmsford though which was a nice change!

Down to the A419, turning left heading South towards the M4; taking the first exit, on the left we arrived back at Cricklade Town Hall. Back in Wiltshire – this makes it four!

Nice ride, nice morning out with Alan and his Harley.

Hope we didn’t wake you!

 

Emergency Services Show – this Sunday!

Heading along to the Emergency Services Show this Sunday. It was a good day last year with what turned out to be a nice sunny and warm day. Forecast looks good for this weekend too.

See link: http://www.emergencyservicesshow.com/

This show is all about the various emergency services working together.

Nice and easy to find; follow the B4040 from Cricklade all the way, almost, to the M4. Turn right into Hullavington air field – all will be signposted.

Drop by the RoADAR stand for a chat? Maybe see you there?

 

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