gpx file updated Thursday 25 January at 17:30; please use the new attachment, from “Ride with GPS”

The new year will bring a mixture of new and old Reliability Rides of varying length. Traditionally these take place in the so-called winter months, before the racing season is in full swing; but the longer rides will be held in spring and early summer, when the days are longer and warmer — and the roads, we hope, are drier.

We lead off on Sunday 28 January with a new, shortish (43mi/68km) ride, starting from and finishing at Carlo’s Ices in West Wellow and reaching its furthest point at Newton Tony, a small village beyond the Wallops, not far from Cholderton. The return is via Porton Down and West Winterslow.

The rider will start at 9:30. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start, to sign on and receive a copy of the route-sheet. If you are arriving by car: you may be asked to park your car at the far end of Carlo’s car park; this is to allow space in front of the cafe for their regular clientele. Allow extra time to park, unload your bike and change shoes.

The postcode for Carlo’s Ices is SO51 6BG. A route sheet and a gpx file are provided here:

Newton Tony 2018 routesheet