Bishampton and local district retired intrepid cyclists

We meet every Friday, except when we don’t, at 9:00 am outside the shop and then take off into the known.

The cycling group was formed a few years ago by Martin Dickinson and Bill Ellis and Baldric owes its wonderful acronym to Bill Ellis.

The group welcomes anybody (as you can see below) to join in, even those who rely on electric engine assistance 😉

Friday June 14th 2019

Golden cycle clips have been awarded to Tim & Tony who set off this day in light rain after a tumultuous downpour!

7.3 miles were logged and a new route was investigated road closures an’ all.

Those of us who did not turn up are shamed into deferential admiration of their joint and continuing intrepidity.

Friday June 7th 2019

Silver cycle clips were awarded to Tim & Tony who experienced English rain at its best! 9.8 miles were covered.

Tony suffered a puncture and had to walk 0.75 miles to get home.

We lesser Baldricians were hiding in bed clutching our hot water bottles.

Friday May 31st

Today’s ride was 8.1 miles the shortest since April 12th! Three intrepid cyclists, Tony, Tim & Derek were awarded a bronze cycle clip for their attendance.

Friday May 24th 2019

The warmest ride of the year so far. Rous Lench > Radford. Flyford Flavel > North Piddle > Naunton Beauchamp and back Bishampton Village Shop. No head wind – hurrah! 11.4 miles and a little over the hour. Six Intrepids today – from left to right Derek, Tim, Phil (Don’s son), Tony, Rodney & Don.

Friday May 17th 2019

Three Baldrics (again) this morning Tony, Rodney (the brownest one, by far) and Derek set off for the Naunton Beauchamp / North Piddle circuit.

A delightful trip of just 8.2 miles in 52 minutes. Thence to the Village Shop for the inevitable cappuccino and topical rant discussion of current affairs.

Friday May 10th 2019

Just three intrepid cyclists this morning enjoyed a trip of 11 miles, in just over one hour.

Bill (founder, philosopher and medical support), Tony (probably the fittest of us) and myself (Derek (the unfittest (Ed: is that a word?)).

A ride to Naunton Beauchamp, a delightful circuit of North Piddle lanes. Back to Naunton Beauchamp, over (or rather around ) the ford, up to Pinvin. Thence to Throckmorton and safely arriving at Bishampton Village Shop for a cappuccino. Lovely weather – a super time was had.

Friday April 19th 2019

From left to right: Roger (honoured guest), Derek, Tim, Don, Rodney and Tony.

A memorable day with most of the team + an honoured guest making a sterling trip through Rous Lench, Radford, Flyford Flavell, North Piddle, Naunton Beauchamp and back to the shop. Those who cut short the trip at Flyford Flavell returned to fund the well deserved cappuccinos. Rodney had a dramatic puncture and was duly left at North Piddle but retrieved by Janice and made it back in time for his cappuccino.

Friday March 29th

A slightly gentler trip this week with just four intrepid cyclists (Tim, Tony, Rodney & Derek), via Flyford Flavell , Radford, Rous Lench and downhill (hurrah!) to the village shop.

Friday March 22nd

Our longest trip so far this year leading some to think of planning a circuit of the Brecon hills later this year. Eeek!

I discovered the lovely lanes and countryside around & through North Piddle.

Friday March 15th 2019

Five intrepid cyclists were properly soaked by rain, sleet and hail. They were buffeted by high winds and yet made it back to the Village Shop for a well deserved cappuccino.

Congratulations are due to Tony, Tim, Rodney, Bill and Derek for braving such inclement weather.

Sadly no photographic evidence exists to support such intrepidity.

Friday 8th March 2019

Friday 8th March 2019 – 6 Intrepid cyclists – highest turnout of 2019! From left to right Tim, Tony, Gordon, Don, Derek & Rodney

Friday 22nd Feb 2019

Friday trip 22nd Feb 2019 From left to right: Tony, Rodney, Don, Bill & Derek relaxing after their exertions