OMR – A Cotswold Canter to the AV8 Café

By Geoff Clough

It should have been six, but only five brave souls actually set out from Peartree Services on the Cotswold Canter. The weather forecast was somewhat off-putting, but the ride wasn’t damp until we were within a few miles of Broadway.

The roads were thankfully free of slow traffic most of the way. After a short comfort break in Broadway, we set off briskly up Fish Hill with its tight bends. Sadly, the road was damp by this stage; so we were unable to exceed the advisory speeds by very much.

Once at the top, we could make steady progress across to Stow-on-the-Wold. The Fosse Way south to Cirencester was pleasant and without significant slow traffic. We took a back route around Cirencester which was a great improvement on the ring road.

Dismantling aircraft at Cotswold Airport

The AV8 café at Cotswold Airport looked great but has been shut since the start of the Covid Lockdown. The last two café employees were running an outside catering unit on site with great Bacon Baps amongst items from the new, but limited, menu.

Our sixth member met us at the AV8 after a delayed start. We all enjoyed the route, but it would have been even better on a dry day.


Author: geoffbmwox