The Bristol office took advantage of the final few slivers of daylight for one last after work bike ride ahead of the clocks changing. Autumn was well and truly in the air, which meant that it was time for Eunomia’s annual October cycle trip.
After a drizzly start which threatened to dampen spirits, the skies cleared to make way for (slightly) brighter riding, just as the group joined the 15 mile long Bristol to Bath cycle path. Donned in everything from jeans to lyrca to a waterproof cape, and equipped with reflectives, twix bars and one dodgy mud guard that made a weird purring sound, the group watched the sun set as they passed through the beautiful countryside that connects the two cities.
Once everyone had made it back to Bristol, either via train or, for the keener cyclists, a return bike trip, the group congregated for a feast of home cooked pesto pasta and pumpkin pie. Everyone donned a (metaphorical) apron and pitched in, grating cheese, whipping cream and skilfully rolling out star and lattice pastry shapes.
Later in the evening Eunomia’s newest starter arrived, straight off the train, all the way from Scotland in advance of his first day the following morning. Perhaps an unconventional way to meet new colleagues for the first time, but it was certainly well timed for a slice of pumpkin pie and a warm Eunomian welcome.