What plans do you have for the weekend?
I have a 50k ride planned tomorrow, leading MB Swindon around some of my local routes. We have some climbing planned, some sweet little down hill sections, jumps, bomb holes and a lot of pedalling!
We will be doing some steep climbs to the historic Roundway Hill where Oliver Cromwell had a bit of a scrap
The Battle of Roundway Down was fought on 13 July 1643, during the First English Civil War. A Royalist cavalry force under Lord Wilmot won a crushing victory over the Parliamentarians under Sir William Waller who were besieging Devizes in central Wiltshire, which was defended by Lord Hopton. Roundway Down and Oliver’s Castle are about 1.5 km (0.93 mi) north of Devizes and now form part of the North Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. – Wikipedia
We will be riding near the Hill Fort known as Oliver’s Castle – http://www.devizesheritage.org.uk/olivers_castle.html – and down to Bromham and up through Devizes along the canal and the Caen Hill Lock Flight – pictured.
For those reading this coming on the ride – don’t worry 12k or so will be mine to and from the start. The ride is about 36k and we will be out for about 4 hours I suspect.
Anyway, i am sure there will be more pictures to come and a blow by blow account of the ride at some point in the next few days.
Enjoy your weekend, where ever you are.