CHANGE OF START VENUE FOR 17th APRIL 2022 - was Sixpenny Handley Brewery, is now Cranborne Garden Centre

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Roger Shephard
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CHANGE OF START VENUE FOR 17th APRIL 2022 - was Sixpenny Handley Brewery, is now Cranborne Garden Centre

Post by Roger Shephard » Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:26 pm

We have changed the start point for the club ride on Sunday 17th April due to post-covid staffing problems at the commercial premises where we had sought permission to park our cars whilst we cycled around the trails and woodland. It will no longer be the Sixpenny Handley Brewery which despite its name is situated in Cranborne village but will again be our tried and trusted stakeholder partners at the Cranborne Garden Centre.

Please see below the text that will appear soon on the rides page together with location data and I hope to see as many riders there as possible out enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend.

Best regards

Roger Shephard





Sunday 17 April 2022 Cranborne Garden Centre

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Designated post-ride pub: the Garden Centre has a nice tea room but if it’s a pub you want, there are a couple of good ones in the middle of the town just a few hundred yards away.

The club has ridden from the Cranborne Garden Centre quite a few times, but pre-covid we had decided to give a different venue in Cranborne a chance to extend a welcome to the club and the Sixpenny Handley Brewery was the chosen destination. When covid intervened the ride got shelved and try as we might, it has been difficult to get back on track with it. So nearly 3 years later than planned we have taken the decision to re-arrange the start point and revert to the Cranborne Garden Centre again. The management team have granted us permission to use the garden centre car park on the understanding that we park as far up the end of the car park as we can (on the grass area up the slope) to allow gardening shoppers the courtesy of being able to park near the retail outlet.

It would be polite for us to patronise the café facilities for our post-ride refreshments and put some cash through their tills as a way of thanking them for their permission to use the car park.

There is a slew of ancient tracks, Roman roads, long barrows and other early historical features in the area surrounding the Gussage villages to the west, whilst to the north is Pentridge Hill, more Roman roads, the Oxdrove and beyond that the hills and valleys of Cranborne Chase. All-in-all there are some good hills and intriguing tracks in all directions out of Cranborne so an interesting ride is assured.

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Re: CHANGE OF START VENUE FOR 17th APRIL 2022 - was Sixpenny Handley Brewery, is now Cranborne Garden Centre

Post by Jack_L » Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:39 am

I have updated the website with the updated details.

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Re: CHANGE OF START VENUE FOR 17th APRIL 2022 - was Sixpenny Handley Brewery, is now Cranborne Garden Centre

Post by sue m » Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:55 pm

Thanks Jack you beet me to it - away at the weekend

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