many thanks for your support in another thread, following my accident.
I was never going to be fit enough to get to the Surry Hills RB national event, so i went to Dorset for a quiet weekend of getting back into cycling.
Ended up in Wareham, cycling the Sika Trail in Wareham Forest, which a nice re-introduction to being on a bike again. We took all day to do 10 miles, but had a picnic, and pub stop as well. Oddly, the wearing of a cycle helmet was not as bad as i had imagined it would be. By the end of the day i felt really comfortable being back on a bike again.
We stayed at Redclyffe Farm campsite, Ridge, which is nice, good showers, but a bit midgy at dusk.
The route we took out is here...
The return route here....
Printed material about the Greenway, and Sika Trail, from Dorset County Council here...
From Wareham we followed the Northport Greenway to the forest, then the Sika Trail, which is well marked. We detoured to Woolsbarrow Iron Age Fort for a picnic lunch, and to the Silent Woman pub for refreshments.
The Silent Woman pub
Close to the start, 1x Voodoo Bantu, 1x Specialised Rockhopper, and an Apollo FS.
The only traffic jam we saw
My bike and the traffic in the background....
The view from our picnic site, Woolsbarrow Fort.
The final descent from the fort. Not steep, but very sandy. Best to keep to the grass margins.
Following the pub stop, we came to a viewpoint, where the Bantu rider decided to show us some new tricks, that you can only do on a Bantu.....
Refreshment at the end of the ride at the Old Granery, Wareham Quay.
The tow path on the way back to the campsite, after a very long day for me.
The last pic is only bike related because we went there to cycle......Redclyffe Sailing Club in the afterglow following dusk.