Gloucester Spur of the Moment Ride 1st October.

Sunday 1st October, saw the chaps starting from “The Dog” at Over.

Pottering along to various points including Sally’s Place at British Camp for a brew, through to Clee Hill, and ultimately nipping into Bridgnorth at The Food Stop Café for a spot of lunch.

The decision for this ride out was rather spur of the moment, and the blokes extended a breezy invitation to others to join them via a last-minute post.

Weather-wise, it was all a bit hit and miss, They were greeted with splendid riding conditions in the morning, only for it to turn properly soggy come Bridgnorth.

After a spot of lunch, the waterproofs were whipped out for the homeward journey through Hope under Dinmore, navigating through the drizzle in true British biking spirit.

Their journey spanned 145 somewhat soggy but nevertheless spirited miles, navigating a few dodgy roads but cherishing the experience throughout.

James, while somewhat drenched, retained a buoyant spirit by downplaying the soaking as being “merely a trifle moist” and engaging in playful banter with Dan, who cheekily imagined James pulling a goldfish out of his soaked coat pocket.

Indeed, the sentiment echoed amongst them was that it was a top day out, reflecting an ebullient and resilient riding community, one that manages to find camaraderie and joviality in shared adventures, whether under clear skies or amidst a downpour, weaving their interactions and experiences into a tapestry of friendship and collective memory.