COGS Thursday evening rides for 2018 start on April 26th.

All rides start at 6:30 p.m. from Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Salisbury

There is no charge for the rides, but we ask for a £3 donation (first ride only per person) from non-members of COGS (£1 for riders under 16) so that all riders are covered by organisers’ liability insurance. This will give you membership of COGS for the year.

Some rides, marked + below, will include an optional extra loop of 3-5 miles for those who want a ride that is a little faster and more challenging.

Rides continue every Thursday evening until 6th September. The full rides program can be downloaded at this link, the rides for April through June are listed below:

 Date  Ride     Approx Distance
 April 26th     Golden Way Clockwise (City Pub) [PD/MW]            
 May 3rd     Around Wilton (White Horse, Quidhampton) [RJ/AD] 
 May 10th Old Sarum & Bishopdown (The Bishopdown) [RB/PB]
 May 17th Netherhampton (Victoria & Albert) [RJ/HC] + Odstock & Homington
 May 24th Woodford Valley (Wheatsheaf) [PD/AD] + Lake & Wilsford
 May 31st Odstock (Yew Tree) [HC/MW] + Homington & Nunton
 June 7th Hurdcott (Black Horse) [PB/TR] + High Post & Winterbourne
 June 14th Whaddon (3 Crowns) [RJ/RB] + Farley & Grimstead
 June 21st Close Encounter, around Salisbury via Wilton [RJ/MW]
 June 28th Coombe Bissett (Fox and Goose) [PD/TR] + Harewarren & Shaston Drove

Other COGS rides:

 Date     Ride Approx Distance
 Sun 10th June Hillier Garden Centre Tea Rooms nr Romsey. Ride to remember Koos & Judith, leaving Five Rivers Leisure Centre at 10 a.m.
 Sat 21st July Hale & New Forest ride.  Coffee and lunch stops, leaving Five Rivers Leisure Centre at 9:00 a.m.
 Sun 19th Aug Ginger Piggery Boyton, leaving Five Rivers Leisure Centre at 9:00 a.m.    
 Sat 8th Sept Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride, bagging churches in town and along the Chalke & Wylye valleys. Leaving Five Rivers at 10a.m.

Other rides

Hi Gill and Jimmy

I am running one more cyclist-friendly cafe in Bishopstone Village hall this Sunday 22nd April from 0900-1200, this time in aid of Ups and Downs Southwest, the charity which supports children and young people with Down syndrome.  There are lots of great cycling routes around the Chalke valley as I am sure you know, but nowhere open to get a cup of coffee and bacon sandwich on a Sunday morning.  I would be very grateful if you could post the attached poster on the Cogsbike site.

Thank you very much.

Best regards


Alice Bennett Orchard House Bishopstone Salisbury SP5 4AB Tel. 01722 780730

If you are looking for other rides, check out the Cycle Wiltshire website. There is also a programme of Sky rides in Wiltshire, including rides starting in Salisbury. And for women only there are Breeze rides

COGS+ rides provide the option for further loop of 3-5 miles for those who want a ride that is a little faster and more challenging.
Note that COGS rides and other local rides are posted on the Cycle Wiltshire website at http://www.cyclewiltshire.org.uk/.

Please read the Rides Disclaimer and 'What to bring with you on rides' which you will find in the current Rides Program before taking part in any COGS rides
For more information about COGS rides phone Rob (01722) 320351 or email [cogsbike@gmail.com]

Wessex CTC 
Salisbury CTC are currently going out on Sunday mornings www.wessexctc.org/