Friday 21st June.
Managed to get out on the road for 9:00, arm warmers and gilet for the first 10 miles or so.
The wind direction and strength dictated today’s Questing trip, moderate westerly.
A little dismayed when I got to Buckland only to see this closure sign, that’s the way I need to go, no safe alternative.
As it turned (luckily) for me the road will not close till next week.
On to Bampton, for a quick drink and snack.
Haven’t been back here since my father – in – law’s memorial ride in mid – January, a lot warmer today.
From here it would be a longish loop out onto the River Thames floodplain.
Saw this chap and family on the outskirts of the hamlet of Grafton.
Typical of the lanes today, little more than single lane width and over grown verges.
Grand house in Little Faringdon.
Wool church Broadwell, wool churches were named as such as they were funded by land owners and merchants enriched by the wool trade.
Wild poppies near Alvescot.
Back to Bampton after a 23 miles loop just in time to witness the master thatcher at his work.
This lane to the very isolated hamlet of Chimney doesn’t see too much traffic.
Whilst stopped by the village pond in Cumnor the Grey Heron showed itself once again.
Had another great day out with 32 more settlements Quested.
Distance – 75 miles.
Journey – Solo.
Bike – Spa Audax.