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Out of Five Rivers and up Castle road, turn right at the old castle and through Ford, then the Winterbournes to Porton (Take care going down to the cross roads in Porton) From Porton, go right, over Porton Range to the A30. A left and right to go up Clough Lane into Winterslow. Down the hill, then right into Weston Lane, and right again to go past the church in West winterslow to the windmill crossroads. Left at the windmill crossroads, into Pitton, then left to go over White hill to Farley and East Grimstead, following the road around to West Dean, At the top of Moody’s hill turn right, over to West Grimstead, then through Whaddon and Alderbury back in to Salisbury.  [sgpx gpx=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/PortonWinterslowDeanLoop.gpx” summary=TRUE ]  

5Rs, Woodford Valley, Great Durnford, Amesbury, Upper Woodford, mile hill over to Gt Wishford, then back to Salisbury via Quidhampton. [sgpx gpx=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/AmesburyLoopPlus.gpx” summary=TRUE ]

Salisbury to Alderbury. After crossing the A36 at the top of the first climb turn left to Pitton. Right at the cross roads in Pitton all the way along past the windmill to cross the A30. Over the range, Gomeldon Rd climb, then right at Winterbourne. Left at the roundabout, then a short stretch along the Portway before turning right to go up to Highpost. Descend Jubilee then make your way back to Salisbury. [sgpx gpx=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/AlderburyPortonHighPost.gpx” summary=TRUE ]

Five Rivers to Wilton Road, then drop down Ashfield Road to head out to race course hill via Lower Bemerton and Quidhampton. Over race course hill to Broadchalke and then Fifield Bavant. Right at Fifield B to Fovant, then over to Dinton. At Dinton follow the road back to Barford St Martin and then on to Wilton via Burcombe. From Wilton straight back along the main road to Salisbury. [sgpx gpx=”/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/BroadChalkeDintonLoop.gpx” summary=TRUE ]

Pedaling efficiency is key to ensuring that you get the maximum power from each revolution. A smooth pedaling technique can also reduce the chance of injury to joints and muscles as well as putting less stress on your bike components. The typical route we use will be a simple route around the woodford valley ( anticlockwise, as per the time trial route, but with a side trip up Mile hill). These exercises can be done almost anywhere though. The training here isn’t a race, it’s about trying to perfect the technique, so slow things down first, and concentrate to get things right – a speed increase will soon follow 🙂 On the level – Single leg pedaling drills. Without shifting your backside on the seat, unclip one foot from the pedal and with the other leg, spend 30-60sec pedalling in a light gear. Concentrate to maintain a positive force on…

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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…

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