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January 2018

Going for Gold!

Three year retest was due and finally it came! Friday 12th January! 3.15pm at Marlborough golf club car park – probably the nearest I ever get to being a golfer – met Ray the RoSPA examiner.

What followed was a tense 45 minute ride around the heart of Wiltshire; from Marlborough out to Ramsbury, Aldbourne, Chiseldon, Wroughton, and finally back up Hackpen hill to Marlborough.

Answered the final question and got awarded Gold in the RoSPA Advanced Riding Exam!!

Now my family have to put up with a Gold Rider and all the boring stories I can tell them!!

Proud as punch!

Blowing away some cobwebs!

After a wet’n’windy Christmas and New Year, it was nice to get back to being on the bike again. Tuesday and Friday were pleasant rides into work in Cheltenham, cold but nice! Avoided Wednesday and Thursday as they were too windy for me – call me a wimp, but I don’t care!

And Saturday 6th Jan was an even better day for riding. Met up with a friend of mine for a morning ride for a few pleasant hours burbling around the countryside.

Went from Cricklade to Purton and Royal Wootton Bassett; down to Lyneham and Calne; along to Marlborough on the A4 where we let our hair down a bit; then out towards Hungerford via Great Bedwyn; then home again via Aldbourne and the A419.

Nice ride; cold did start to eat in a bit towards the end, but very pleasant all the same. The maximum temperature was around 3.5 degs C!! Chilly!!





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