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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Glastonbury weekend

Last weekend was the clubs weekend ride around Glastonbury and as some were camping I decided to take the camper.  When I went to fill up with fuel on Thursday ready for the off on Friday, and as I started to leave the garage the engine management light came on and stayed on.  Looking at the manual it told me to take it to a main dealer for checking and not to drive far.  So thats what I did and it took them three days to sort it out.  There are too many electrical sensors in todays vehicles.
So the camper wasn't an option for the weekend and I booked into a B&B and drove down in the car.

Today Glastonbury is famous for its festival, but it's been a site for pilgrimages since the middle ages visiting the Abbey and the Tor.  Some believe that the chapel there was built by Joseph of Arimathea when he came there after the crucifixion of Christ bringing with him the Holy Grail.  Others believe that it is connected to King Arthur.  But whatever you believe there is evidence to show that the site has been inhabited since the Neolithic times. 

Nowadays it is a unique place and I've never come across a town like it in the UK.

The Tor

Stunning views of the Somerset Levels from the Tor.

It has a huge selection of weird and wonderful shops 

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The monument in the centre is a popular meeting point.

There were 17 on the weekend and our rides included one to Burnham on Sea

The Sunday ride was to Cheddar Gorge  with a lunch stop in Wells.

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As you can see we were blessed by wonderful weather for the whole weekend.

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In Wells there was a food festival just the ticket for hungry cyclists

I think this mural sums up the ethos of our club as the company, rides and weather were good.

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