Charlie Addiman Writes…
On 23 September we visit Rams who play at Old Bath Road, Sonning, Reading, RG4 6TQ. While Reading is the nearest station it isn’t walkable to the ground. There is a bus from there that passes by the ground although our regular supporters have located the stop but never the bus. It’s best to opt for a cab but, be warned, the fare is around £15 each way. If you turn right out of the station towards the bottom of the hill there is a local pub called the Greyfriars which opens just after noon and usually you pass any amount of cabs parked up on the way. If you’re looking to share the fare it might be a good place to meet up.
On Saturday 14 October we play away to Taunton who play at Veritas Park, Hyde Lane, Taunton TA2 8BU. It’s a really good trip to a decent ground with fair and knowledgeable supporters. Please be aware that they don’t let you into the main bar if you’re not booked in for the lunch. You will have access to a small facility at the far end of the stand. You will probably find other Park supporters in The Ale House which opens at 10:00, walk downhill from the station and left along Station Road. Ask politely and they’ll book you a cab. For the more energetic, the ground is walkable from the station at 2.2 miles. There is a bus but it only goes half way there, so most will opt for a cab. It’s not too early to book your rail tickets to Taunton station, from Paddington, now if you want take advantage of the cheapest advance rail fares.
After that, we are not away again until 11 November when we visit new territory in the form of Leicester Lions, who play about six miles away from Leicester at Westleigh Park, Lutterworth Road, Blaby, LE8 4DY. It appears that from Leicester railway station you need to walk to the bus station in Rutland Street, just under half a mile away, and buses leave from stop EK, but further research needs to be undertaken. If there are a few of you it might be easier to share a cab. If anyone reading this has local knowledge then please do share it with us.