Social Ride Out – Cheddar Gorge & Blue Bowl Inn

The ride out is open to all Members, Associates and Pillions.  New associates are warmly welcomed but before attending their first ride out, please seek clearance by your Observer.
Date:Sunday 3 Oct 21
Meet:  Top of Town car park, Dorchester
Briefing and Departure:Assemble 09:30 for a 10:00 departure.
Destination:A ride out through Dorset and Somerset to the Blue Bowl Inn (https://www.thebluebowl.co.uk/)  for lunch.  Ride is via Cheddar Gorge (hopefully not full of Camper Vans) with a comfort stop at the Cost Coffee in Shepton Mallet and a slurp of fuel if needed.  Return is through Wells/Street and across to Sherborne for a coffee break before heading to Dorchester.  Expect that some riders may wish to depart at Sherborne and make their own way home!
Timings:09:30 Meet Dorchester Top of Town car park for 10:00 Departure 11:00 Arrive Costa Coffee (& Tesco Fuel) (11:45 departure) 13:00 Arrive Blue Bowl Inn for Lunch/Refreshments (14:00 Departure) 15:15 Arrive Sherborne Garden Centre for refreshments (15:45 Departure) 16:30 Arrive Dorchester Top of Town Car Park
Distance:41 miles out to Shepton Mallet 22 miles to Blue Bowl Inn 38 miles to Sherborne 23 miles Return to Dorchester Total mileage 124 miles.
Routes:A mix of A and B class roads.  Further route details provided on the day.
Ride Out Leader / Organiser:Jim Leese

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