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Oct 15
Sunday 15th October, 2017

3 riders turned up at Ower. The designated Leader had gone to Fordingbridge by accident. We decided on our route across the Forest via Brook to Fordingbridge and Cranborne Gardens for coffee. At this point we changed leader and went on the A345 to Blandford and the A341 via Wareham to Swanage for Lunch. Return via the Chain Ferry to Sandbanks and either Bournemouth or Ringwood to home.​

Oct 11
Thursday 5th October, 2017

​14 riders left Ower. Going via Awbridge, Kimbridge, Stockbridge, Grateley for coffee at Thruxton where 1 more rider joined us as planned. Then using the A338 to Hungerford, Collingbourne Ducis and B4000 to Lambourn , then B4001 to Uffington and the Fox & hounds for Lunch. Home via lambourn, Hungerford, Collingbourne Ducis, Grateley, Thruxton and Garden Centre for tea break and home.   

Sep 29
Thursday 28th September, 2017

12 members out plus 1 guest from Ower. Colin nearly missed this one (despite being the first to arrive on the previous Sunday). First stop at Old Sarum airfield for coffee having come via Awbridge and Dunbridge. Then via the A345, A342 and Porton to the Barge Inn at Seend for Lunch. After Lunch we set off for home via Caen Locks for a looksee and the A360 and the B3098 tp Stratford sub castle back to Old Sarum for tea and home. This outing was marred by the Secretary confusing the various green traffic lights at one point and anoyher rider suffering a pincture requiring him to obtain breakdown assistance.  ​

Sep 14
Thursday 14th September 2017

​9 Riders out on a sunny day, led by Mike to the Walled Garden Centre from Ower via A36 to Landford across the Forest to Downton and then via Broad Chalke. 1 rider turned back before the coffee stop. The remainder journeyed to Mere for Lunch at a pub and then home via Old Sarum airfield for tea.

Sep 05
Sunday 27th August run

7 riders out with coffee at cholderton (chicken) farm shop, achieved via awbridge, dunbridge and grateley. 1 rider missed the turning at awbridge, but caught us up at cholderton. 1 other rider left us here to go home (moto cross on the tv)​. lunch was at the blacke horse cherwell via pewsey wharf and pewsey vale. an easy journey back via bishop cannings and tidworth to old sarum airfield for tea and ice cream. then we all left on our seperate ways.

Sep 05
Sunday 27th August run

7 riders out with coffee at cholderton (chicken) farm shop, achieved via awbridge, dunbridge and grateley. 1 rider missed the turning at awbridge, but caught us up at cholderton. 1 other rider left us here to go home (moto cross on the tv)​. lunch was at the blacke horse cherwell via pewsey wharf and pewsey vale. an easy journey back via bishop cannings and tidworth to old sarum airfield for tea and ice cream. then we all left on our seperate ways.

Aug 04
Thursday 3rd August 2017

8 riders out even though there was a threat of showers. First stop at Cranborne Manor Gardens for coffee. By then they were wet. They drove in a westerly directiom through the rain to The Crown at Winterborne Strickland for Lunch. Homeward via Old Sarum airfield for an Ice cream.​

Jul 11
Sunday 9th July, 2017

9 riders gathered at Ower, one to see us off and 2 others to go as far as the coffee stop. Route via the Forest to Fordingbridge then via Cranborne and the Horton Inn, down the Zig Zag alternative to the A30 and on to Gillinghjam Garden Centre for coffee.. 2 incidents marred this part of the route, both down to the Leader. Lunch was at Shearwater Lake which was attained by going via all the Deverills. Home via Maiden Bradley and Mere back to Shaftesbury where some members waved goodbye for their own route home. The 2 remaining took the Chalke Valley route to Martin ,Ringwood and home.  ​

Jul 07
Thursday 6th July, 2017

9 riders left Ower under the leadership of Bob. Going to Alresford railway station vis Shawfor, Twyford and Cheriton. 3 riders left the group at the station and the remaining 6 travelled the Meon Valley and on to the George at Warnford for Lunch.  Safely back Home via Timsbury Nursery for Ice Cream ​.

Jun 28
Sunday 25th June 2017

6 riders out. Coffee stop at Loomies, then on to Clanfield via Petersfield, South Harting.As we returned to Ower via Winchester Hill members peeled off to their own destinations. " were left to continue to Lymington.​

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