Review - Cotswold Ride-Out

A convoy of 15 motorcycling members eagerly departed from the Cotswold Ride-Out meeting point at Burford, looking forward to a day of sight-seeing and riding. One of the first ride-outs of the year for motorcycling enthusiasts at the Club, the convoy took a scenic route through the Cotswold countryside, passing Bibury before making a stop at the Classic Motor Hub.

The visit to the five-acre site dedicated to classic motoring was made extra special as the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs also had its Drive It Day meet at The Hub, making for a great spectacle.

After browsing the impressive selection of classics, riders enjoyed a hot pub lunch nearby and had the chance to sit down and chat with fellow riders. Next the group enjoyed a blast up the famous biker road ‘Fish Hill’, before a stop at Broadway Tower.

Before heading up the tower, the group enjoyed a guided tour of a cold war nuclear bunker positioned fifteen feet below a field on the Broadway Tower estate. The bunker had previously been closed in 1991 following the end of the Cold war. Since then it’s been fully restored to how it was in the 1980’s, during the height of the Cold War.

Next was the ascent of Broadway Tower. Luckily, the mist from earlier in the day lifted by the time the group arrived at the viewpoint at the top, giving them a unique view across 16 counties.

After a quick stop to refuel, the members began on their home journeys, with some choosing to buddy up for part of the return stretch.

All-in-all the Ride-Out was a great outing for all involved, featuring a pleasant mix of socialising and sight-seeing.

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