July 12, 2016 Leave a comment
After a week of getting ready for a triathlon that never happened (too expensive) I was still in run, bike mode this morning. I had arranged to mountain bike pm, this time heading towards Salisbury plain. My early morning run didn’t help my legs later.
Jacob arranged the route, an anti-clockwise 14 km circuit from opposite Stourhead. We turned off at the Red Lion, gained some height before spotting our first corn circle of the year.
Climbing onto the chalk ridges was tiresome but at least paved and the track up from White Sheet Lane a warming start. We were heading to the Deverills but the most surprising find was an airfield perched atop the ridge. Dropping into Kingston there had been some realignment of the bridleway but a traditional village pond made up for our quickly forgotten confusion.
We tracked west on Tarmac again dropping back onto bridleway by the dairy farm. This second part was less enjoyable, the nettles were high, gates poorly maintained and sign warned of cows and calves and bulls. We escaped onto the road once we were back at the byway.