Train and Strain

Sunday, 2nd July 2017 at 10am - 4pm

Location: Bishops Lydeard Railway Station - free car park

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Please note that this ride is on a Sunday.

The  ride's 23 miles but add on Taunton to Bishops Lydeard return and it'll be about 40. It's quite hilly in places especially just after we leave the coast

The Train part of the ride will be on the West Somerset Railway's 10:20 departure from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead. Please be there in plenty of time - it won't wait for you. There will be accommodation on the train for 18 bikes, so that's the limit on our numbers - strictly first come first served. The fare for bike + rider will be £13.00 payable in advance to Tim or on the day. Bank details: Sort Code 20-85-26 Account Number 40009288 Ref. <your name> for online payment in advance. Cheques payable to T. R. Seddon.

Now the strain part... We should arrive in Minehead at 11.43, and from there will head for Blue Anchor for lunch at the Driftwood café. No bookings but they know we're coming and we hope we're in their garden. The fish and chips is excellent. We'll use the new cycle path from Dunster Beach not quite to Blue Anchor. Not quite because there's a bit missing, and we'll have to get off and push bikes along a pebbled footpath. This bit isn't very suitable for recumbent bikes.

After lunch we'll ride back to Bishops Lydeard station, with motive power from muscles rather than a steam engine. (Much lower CO2 emissions)

Transport to and from Bishops Lydeard: As Bishops Lydeard is only a few miles from Taunton we're not intending to use the trailer, and will leave it up to individuals how they travel. There may be a group riding there, and there's a big car park for anyone going by car.



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Hazel wrote
at 3:29pm on Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Gordon can't come now so there is another available space.
at 11:47pm on Saturday, 17th June 2017
Robert is unable to go on this one.
David C wrote
at 12:43am on Tuesday, 13th June 2017
Inge, I've reduced the number of places to 17 to allow for your 2 people coming.
at 9:23am on Thursday, 11th May 2017
Bill and I (Inge) are under the same e-mail address - we would both like to attend the Minehead Bishops L ride.

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