Report and images from the Mince Pie Run 2023

Report from Rod Hann

Sunday 17th December 2023, saw the running of the South Dorset Sections ‘Mince Pie Run’.  A dry but chilly day (well it is December) saw 19 entries meet at The Three Compasses at Charminster.  We set off at 10-30am on a leisurely 30-mile route which stuck to mainly bigger roads in an attempt to keep relatively clean. 

One minor road broke that rule and was a bit messy.  Nice views of the beautiful Dorset countryside took everyone in a northerly loop and ended at Leigh.  Several members also arrived in cars, making the total attendees around 25. 

Carol had made copious amounts of mince pies, sausage rolls, etc. which with hot drinks were consumed at leisure.  Once refuelled everyone made their own way home. 

A good turnout for this time of year with at least four different Sections represented.  One entrant, unfortunately, broke down on his way home but was soon collected and recovered to his home, so all’s well that ends well.  That completes another year so look forward to some more good riding in 2024.


Christmas Supper 2023

Twas the season to be jolly at the Three Compasses, where Rob and Tina whipped up a Christmas supper that even Santa would envy! The food was so plentiful that it’s rumored some of Santa’s Elves had been co-opted into helping in the Three Compasses kitchen.

Section members gathered around, plates piled high, and Rob’s culinary magic left everyone wondering if he was secretly a wizard in the kitchen. The Three Compasses turned into a gastronomic wonderland, and the only thing missing was a Michelin star for Rob and Tina.

But wait, there’s more festive fun on the horizon! Brace yourselves for this year’s grand finale – the Mince Pie run on Sunday the 17th of December. We’ll be starting with a 10 am meetup at the Three Compasses. Rumor has it, that Rod and Carol are the proud owners of the world’s most coveted Mince Pies, so be there at their home in Leigh either by bike or car by about midday or be pie-less!