What a great day it was today! Went back to Adlestrop following last week’s route through the back end of Fairford and along those quiet narrow lanes overlooking the Cotswolds! Plenty of cyclists, walkers and horses out enjoying the June air.

After Adlestrop, we stopped in Bourton on the Water to buy a couple of pasties and headed back to the Rollright stones – https://www.rollrightstones.co.uk/ – a collection of neolithic stones, around 3,800 years BC so older than Stonehenge and Avebury, and the most easterly stone circle in the UK.

Sally at the Rollright stones

From here, we decided to go via Northleach which is the setting for the mockumentary “This Country” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Country

Northleach back to Cricklade – set the sat-nav to “windiest” route so we could explore and it didn’t disappoint! We did go through Stow-on-the-Wold four times in the end with our to-ing and fro-ing, and at one point I was leading a group of bikers on their club rideout!

This is a nice ride, not too fast as the roads are narrow, but very pleasant. Some pot holes but but not as many as I would have expected so all good from that perspective. Not a ride for everyone I guess as its more of a pootle than a blast, but I do enjoy exploring whenever I can and there is so much to see on our doorsteps!

Only around 100 miles or so all told, maximum.

But fantastic to go for a leisure ride and spend it with Sally! Happy days!!