Salisbury Plain Pedal

35 mile route over fast terrain without too much climbing

Head away from Five Rivers along the boardwalks and bridlepaths to Avon Farm Cottages.

Turn onto the roads at the cottages and follow the woodford valley to the Bridge Inn

Past the pub turn right and take the singletrack to Wilsford Cum Lake

Cross the road here picking up the bridleway taking you to the A303 at Stonehenge

Over the A303 take the byways to Larkhill and turn left onto the road.

Turn right after a short spin along the road to get onto Salisbury Plain and pick up the Southern Transit.

Cross the A345 at Brigmerston and continue over the river Avon on the Southern Transit

Turn right up the hill at the Silkhill Plantation leaving the Southern Transit and picking up the byway to Bulford Camp.

Take the single track through the trees at Bulford Camp to come out alongside Tidworth Road.

Turn right away from Tidworth Road to Hills Copse where you pick up another bridle path taking you back under the A303 by Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm.

From here take the trails towards Bocsombe Down riding round the edge of the site up to the side of the A345.

From the back of Boscombe Down, take the farm track down to the A338 and cross over to climb up the hill to Gomeldon.

At Gomeldon take the paths through the fields to take you to the foot of Figsbury Rings. From here, cross the road to take the bridlepaths along the river to Ford.

Turn right down the road at Ford then turn left on to Green Lane up to Bishopdown Farm.

At the top of Green Lane turn right along the road by the new builds at Bishopdown Farm. From here you can pick up the trails along the fields over to the Harvester by Old Sarum.

Cross the road to Hudsons Field and cruise back to five rivers.

Strava route

High Post Loop

18 mile route over easy terrain, perfect for beginners.

Take the boardwalks, gravel paths and farm tracks form Five Rivers coming out on the road at Avon Farm Cottages.

From here take the roads to the foot of Snakey Hill, turning right through Little Durnford Farm and following the paths up to monarchs way.

Ride up the rooty climb on Monarchs way and pick up the farm tracks to the road turning right to the traffic lights at high post.

Cross the road and turn left, taking the bridlepath along to boscombe down. Ride along the fence line and follow the double track down from here to the A338.

Cross over the A338, past the ford and up to Gomldon Primary School. Drop into the fields at the top of the hill following the trails untill you reach the foot of Figsbury Rings.

From here take the paths by the river to Ford, ride along the road and turn left taking Green Lane up to Bishopsown Farm.

Ride along the roads through the estate to St Marks hill where you can take a gravel path along the top of the hill to the Harvester.

Stop here for a pint or head down Hudsons Field and back to Five Rivers.

Strava route

 

Stonehenge Loop

Roughly a 17 mile loop starting from five rivers and heading out via Old Sarum, past Keepers Cottage over the rolling hills to meet Monarchs Way.

From there a couple of tight, rooty downhills take you into the Woodford Valley at Netton where you pick up more single track leading towards Wilsford.

Some wider double track takes you out from here past a viewpoint for Stonehenge and over to Druids Lodge.

From Druids Lodge, a short pedal by the side of the main road takes you to a track leading back into the Woodford Valley.

From here there is a mile or so on road taking you past the Wheatsheaf and over to Avon Farm cottages where you can pick up more single track taking you back to five rivers.

Strava route

 

OneLife iD

OneLife iD are happy to offer all members of SRAMcc a 10% discount on all their ID products. Just use the code SRAMCC10 at the checkout.

Their cycling friendly products are:

Squadra Stealth (Black tag) Adjustable ID band

Freestyle ID band – similar to charity band width with ID tag

MiniTag ID – key ring style tags that can be attached to keys, kit and bike

Both ID bands have been worn throughout the last 2 Tour de France on the wrist of Luke Rowe of Team Sky.

Every ID includes a helmet ICE carrier alert sticker, emergency phone screen for your mobile and the online ID profile to which you can add extra info and documents (great for cycling holidays with insurance policies etc)

Here are some ideas on what to put on an ID:

https://www.onelifeid.com/page/news?id=Info_guide

Andy’s flapjack

This is a recipe that has been asked for many times by people who sample it, as we’ve been cycling together, so I thought I’d put the recipe on here.   It’s based originally on a recipe by John Torode and modified a little as time has gone on.

Ingredients.

  • The “wet” mix ( 500g )
    • 125g butter
    • 125g treacle
    • 125g golden syrup
    • 125g maple syrup
  • The fruit (700g )
    • 600g dried fruit (mix of dried apples, figs, mango, sultanas, raisins, mixed fruit etc.)
    • 100g glacé chopped ginger (to taste – you can just add more dried fruit if you don’t like ginger)
  • 400g porridge oats
  • pinch salt ( to taste )
  • 6 sheets of edible rice paper
  • baking parchment / greaseproof
  • 2 baking trays about 10″ x 7″

Instructions

Melt the butter, treacle, golden syrup and maple syrup in a pan and bring it to the boil. Remove from the heat.

In a mixing bowl, mix all the dried fruit and oats together, then pour in most of the “wet” mix from the pan, mixing well until everything is all wet and sticky.   Keep a small amount (~dessert spoonful) of the “wet” for later.

Line a baking tray with baking parchment (overhanging slightly) and then line the bottom with a layer of rice paper.  Pour in the contents, press down flat.   “Paint” a layer of rice paper with the remaining “wet” for use as glue to stick the rice paper down on top.

Bake at 160 C for 30 mins.

Remove from oven, cover with a second piece or parchment, place a second tray on top and weigh it down, so it presses everything together as it cools.   Leave to cool.

Once cool, take weights off, and remove from the baking tray.   The parchment should gently come away leaving the rice paper firmly stuck to the flapjack (it may need a little careful removal near the edges / corners).

It can then be cut up cleanly into approx 1″ cubes for easy eating on the bike. The rice paper keeps the fingers from getting sticky and can be eaten.  For ease of cutting, I tend to place the flapjack in the freezer for a few hours first, as this makes it good and firm for cutting up.

Store in a standard cake tin, it will last for a couple of months perfectly well … ngfdccx. if you don’t eat it all before then 😉

 

New Race Kit – Available for Order

New Race Kit! Order Now!

The new racing kit is made from a different fabric and is designed with a race cut, specifically for racing, meaning it’s tighter, lighter, and more breathable when competing. The kit sizing is the same as the standard kit. The pricing is as follows:

– Jersey – £50
– Bibshorts – £70

Please email jon.eeec@gmail.com with your orders, payment to be made asap.

Primera Cycle Show

primera

Salisbury Road and Mountain Cycling Club will have a stand to promote the club at the Primera Cycle Show event and will be a great chance for us to all go look at the latest toys in the cycling world.

  • RETAIL ZONE
  • END OF LINE CLEARANCE SALE
  • TRIATHLON ZONE (including sports nutritional advice )
  • PRE SHOW RIDE OUT FROM THE BIC 8AM START
  • SPRINT ROLLER RACING FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
  • MAINTENANCE TALKS WITH MUC-OFF
  • BRANDS ATTENDING INCLUDE: Specialized, Cannondale, Focus, Stork, Look, Parlee. Lapierre, Kuota, Argon 18, Lynskey, Cervelo, Pinarello, Mavic, Lightweight, ASSOS, Castelli, Gore, Endura. Lezyne

www.primera-sports.com
BOURNEMOUTH CYCLE & TRI EXPO 2013 16TH NOVEMBER 2013

10.00AM – 5.00PM

BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
Parking available at the Bournemouth International Centre

TORQ 12:12

TORQ 12:12

So the 25th of August was the TORQ 12:12 epic MTB race and we had 2 great teams in it – 1 3 man team with Peter Dixon-Clarke, Lee Johnson and Garrick McMullin and one 4 man team with Jonathan Fearne, Oli Woods, Kevin Harrington and Mike! It was a great day with many teams being pro or semi pro so the competition was on!

Each team experienced some mechanicals but at the end the 3 man team managed to get 10th and the 4 man team 12th in their categories!! Such a great result for SRAM and a great day for all so well done to all you guys!

Bring on next year.

Here’s a few photos from the event, gallery coming soon!

Kevin Harrington

Jon Fearne

Oli Woods

New Club Website

The new website is now live, there’s still some tweaking to do, and functions to add, but have a look and see what you think.

We’ll soon be introducing and using the Events Calendar to schedule club rides, and races etc. So keep your eyes peeled for that, we’re also working on integrating Facebook logins into the site so you can comment, like and share direct from the site to your favourite social networks.

Exciting times ahead for the club. Be patient and it will all come together! Thanks!