The idea was born last September, and when I mentioned it to our esteemed local Audax rider and organiser he was so taken with the 'beginner' level ride, that he added a short one to his October rides in North Wales - and also added a 100km and 200km rides to the September Momma audax.
(Named Momma because - the start point cafe is known as 'old ma's'. I think that is the connection!!)
|getting ready to leave Manor Farm|
The weather (usual point of conversation!) promised to be wet and getting wetter, but started off dry enough which was nice! I had planned the route a year before, but could not remember it - and Dave had 'tweaked' it, so I was not sure my gps would be accurate enough.
|sunny corner with a particularly good field to pop into!|
|Cup of tea at Carden Arms|
It was still dry - and had even been a bit sunny - by the time we reached the Carden Arms in Tilston. I enjoyed a well earned pint and two ladies shared a pot of tea.
|Checkpoint Charlie - or control point Dave!|
34 miles (=50km).