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Post  stretchie_ Tue May 07 2013, 14:55

I put up a route last week to find there was some interest so I went to one of the stops (Cotswolds Airport) to recce it and it would be a massive shame not to have that as the lunch stop so I have completley changed the route to fit in around this, hence the new thread.

Saturday May 25th start at 10:00. It is in four legs, each about 30 miles and 1 hour long


Starting from Morrisons in Chippenham (3 miles south and only two turns from M4 junction 17) and ending at the Red Lion pub in Avebury about 16:00.
There is a morning break (20mins), a lunch break (1hr 20 mins), afternoon break (20 mins) open for discussion on the lengths but I think these would be good.

It's about 132 miles all round so fill up before we set off and you should be fine, even on my BlackBird the fuel light will probably ping on just as we enter the car park at the last stop BUT I'll ask at the end of the third leg and if any one wants fuel we will get it when we start the last leg.


Do us all a favour and fill up at Morrison's petrol station before coming around to the entrance to meet us, we will fill up at Morrison's again at a later stop to allow for any thirsty bikes. Meeting point is past the entrance, so follow the carpark all the way around until you find the bunch of lost looking bikers.


Leg 1 – 33 miles, 1 hour

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-10:00 Start
-Out of Morrisons and south around Chippenham and towards Melksham on A350
-Take left to go through Lacock and out east past the Abbey then south down Forest Lane towards Melksham and out east on A3102 to the end
-South on A342 into Devizes, skirt around the top of Devizes and out North East on A361, over the A4, through Avebury and into Wroughton
-Stop at White Hart pub for first break
-11:00 Stop

Leg 2 – 31 miles, 50 mins

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-11:20 Start
-Take right out of pub car park then immediate left at the lights to junction 16 M4, first exit to head around the top of Royal Wooton Basset and out on B4042
-Under the motorway and take right on to go North on B4696
-Take left onto B4040 towards Malmesbury and go north on A489 as you get to Malmesbury. Follow this all the way up through Kemble until it ends
-Take left on to A433 away from Cirencester and then left again into Cotswold Airport. Keep following the road and keep any buildings to your left when you think you may have taken the wrong entrance, go for another 100 yards and that’s where they have put the building signs to point you towards the AV8 café
-12:10 Stop

Leg 3 – 32 miles, 1 hour

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-13:30 Start
-Leave the airport and go left to head South West on A433 towards and through Tetbury to carry on the A433
-Take right up Bowldown Road then left to head South West on A46 through Dunkirk (yes Dunkirk..) and towards the M4
-Take left to head east on the B4040 and go through Acton Turville, over the motorway, passed Castle Combe circuit and the left on to A420 towards Chippenham then right after a few hundred yards into Allington Farm shop
- 14:30 Stop

Leg 4 – 36 miles, 1 hour

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-14:50 Start
-Take right to exit farm shop car park, then right again on to A420 towards Chippenham
-Take fourth exit on roundabout with A350 (take care, there is a complete lack of lane discipline on all roundabouts around Chippenham, I kid you not) to head south around Chippenham on the A350
-Across two more roundabouts, the second roundabout crosses the A4 and you will see a McDonalds on your left, carry on straight over to stay on the A350
-The next roundabout again carry on the A350, it is the third exit at apporx 2 O’clock as you look at the roundabout, take EXTRA care here, there are two lanes onto the round about and most people stay in the left lane without an indicator on to effectively take a right like we want to so be careful, it really is that bad around here
-Take left to go through Lacock again and out east past the Abbey but this time we stay on this road until the end
-Take a right to go south on A342, through Sandy Lane, into a 50 limit and take a left on to the A3102 towards Calne
-Take a right tohead East out of Calne on the A4 through Cherill and follow the A4 into Marlborough
-Through Marlborough on the famous High Street, then left to follow Free’s Avenue past the golf course, through some nice twisties to take a left on to the A4361 to head south into Avebury, into the Red Lion car park for a googbye drinky poo
-15:50 Stop


Any takers green smile


** EXTRA INFO **

Lunchstop is at Cotswold Airport, lunches are about £7-£9 or bring sarnies but they won't let you eat them in the resaurant.
Here is a link to the website for the place, they have free Wifi too
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Post  SteveCat Tue May 07 2013, 16:03

Very good Dan great , does this replace Bobh's ride-out this Sunday?

I'm sorry I can't make it, it the day before I head off to Europe. The Red Lion is quite a nice place - I do like Avebury.
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Post  stretchie_ Tue May 07 2013, 16:14

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Does this replace Bobh's ride-out this Sunday?

Thanks Steve, no this is not to replace anyone elses rideout. Bobh's is this weekend mine is the next bank holiday weekend.

I'm gutted I can't make Bobh's ride myself but I have to go to Bristol to eat lots of smoked brisket and pulled pork and drink beer, it's a hard job but someone has to do Very Happy
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Post  weasley Tue May 07 2013, 16:41

Extremely interested in this. However days with the family are rare and precious and with me travelling to Russia the week after this ride, then to Germany the week after that, then straight to BC on my return I may be long on enthusiasm but short on brownie points.

I'll watch with interest and may be a last minute turner-upper.
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Post  stretchie_ Tue May 07 2013, 16:45

Pah, family are overated, c'mon fella, you know it makes sense

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Post  bobh Tue May 07 2013, 23:30

No, my run is still definitely on, with at least one rider (me).

Looking forward to this one, Stretchie. Got a do in Newbury the night before, but hopefully I'll be able to get up in time to make it to Chippenham by 10:00. If the worst comes to the worst, I'll join you at Wroughton (which is nearer for me, anyway.

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Post  stretchie_ Wed May 08 2013, 10:21

Hope we do matey, I'm dying to actually meet some of you to prove that I do actually own a bike green smile
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Post  Radar Wed May 08 2013, 20:45

I could well be up for this, wife is working that day
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Post  Radar Wed May 08 2013, 20:55

Can that, daughter moving out of flat...I am on van driving duties
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Post  0ldcat Sat May 11 2013, 13:25

Was hoping to make bobh's run on the 12th . . . but [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] is playing up . . . so I'll aim for this wee dit on 25th.
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Post  ellie Sat May 11 2013, 17:24

Don't want to know about your bum thanks OC!! Embarassed
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Post  0ldcat Sat May 11 2013, 17:43

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Don't want to know about your bum thanks OC!! Embarassed
nurse you may be . . . but you shoulda gone to specsavas . . . [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

The pic is a crook back . . . not 'arris errectus green smile

And trust me ma'am . . . with all those "instruments" you have Shocked . . my dairy aire is not coming anywhere near you !!!
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Post  ellie Sat May 11 2013, 22:05

But I have nitrile gloves & KY! Will only hurt for a second....
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Post  kwakkat Sat May 11 2013, 22:22

after that your dead lol
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Post  0ldcat Sun May 12 2013, 16:05

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:after that your dead lol
Yeah Pete, it's not the fact I'm in the 5h1t . . . . It's the depth that varies Wink Rolling Eyes green smile
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Post  mrfrance Sun May 12 2013, 19:47

Don't know how I have only just seen this! ...if I get bike sorted out I'll join! I know the Marlborough route and have been led around various roads up to the airport. Quite nice to watch some of the little planes larking about (by chance most likely).

Hope to see you there!

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Post  0ldcat Sun May 12 2013, 20:06

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Post  0ldcat Sun May 12 2013, 21:31

Stretchmeister you have a PM . . . . .

How can you peeps miss the flashy yellow & black button on the Nav Bar ???
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Post  stretchie_ Sun May 12 2013, 23:15

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How can you peeps miss the flashy yellow & black button on the Nav Bar ???

Sorry dude, had a busy weekend. You have a message back dude
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Post  mrfrance Mon May 20 2013, 19:02

Are you sure the ride is going to be as long as the estimates? Leg 1 33 miles, 1 hour... does this mean we will be travelling at 33mph? lol ...Sorry please don't take the wrong way, just my way of thinking.

Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze the fuel money out of the Mrs Smile
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Post  0ldcat Mon May 20 2013, 19:38

I know I said I was hoping to get to this wee soirée (yes I know it's a day thing and not an evening meet Rolling Eyes ). Unfortunately I have been laid low, and uncle doctor has told me I'm (legally) required to refrain from driving or riding for one month Shocked
Even after that I may not be up to it for a while longer, depending on recovery from the aftershock . . . . . . . . .
So it's a time-out and wait-out for the time being. It's also why I can no longer attend BC-V



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Post  mrfrance Mon May 20 2013, 21:42

Sorry to hear that Tel but needs must and your health comes first! I hope you heal up and get back to good health soon... will be good to see you on another outing.
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Post  stretchie_ Mon May 20 2013, 21:59

No offence taken Mr France, any feedback is good feedback my man.

I see what you mean and you're right, it doesn't seem to add up, I'll be honest I have not had a chance to do it as a full ride out, it was adapted to make the lunch stop at the airport, but I have done the legs seperately and it seems to work, for example, Lacock to Devizes takes 15-20 mins on leg 1. Trust me, I'm a doctor, I'm no speed freak, corner monkey but I don't hang about either so all should be good matey. Very Happy You have my guarantee or I will refund the entry fee Smile

Oldcat, sorry to hear it matey, hope all went as well as poss the other day

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Post  stretchie_ Tue May 21 2013, 13:42

Roll up, roll up, weather is looking alright for Saturday, dust yer bikes off I want to meet some of you and have a lovely ride
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Post  stretchie_ Fri May 24 2013, 09:27

YOOOOOOO, c'mon guys, the weather appears to be on our side, dust off yer leathers and COME AND PLAY OUT

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