Beyond Wessex Sportive

On Sunday June 6th, undaunted by the threat of rain all day, Lyn, Sue, Suzanne, Jennie and Mike met at a farm near Bridport to take on the Beyond Wessex Sportive. They all completed the Medium route along beautiful undulating (hilly!) landscape, fields, quiet back roads and pretty villages in Dorset and Somerset. The weather was ideal: cool and cloudy for most of the day, with no rain at all. The chocolate pancakes at the feed station were delicious, as was the ice cream eaten in the sunshine at the end. The route was well signposted until near the end when a sign had been turned to go down a very steep hill. After about 2.5 miles of descent, a Beyond Events van filled the narrow road. Yes, we then had to cycle back up the steep hill, squeezing past a vast combine harvester on the way. In all, they completed 66.6 miles.