Saturday, 10 December 2011

Pilgrimage and puncture!

A sea of yellow!
 Despite some tremendous winds and rain and hail for most of the week, Saturday morning again dawned with blue skies and sunshine.  It was not warm, .9 degrees Jo informed us as we gathered at the cafe.

8 of us rallyed round and set off up the Greenway - but we only got as far as the bridge when Lesley informed us that her tyre was flat.  "I don't know what to do" - so we all took a job and helped her change her tube in no time (with a running commentry!).

looking more like a wrestling match than fixing a puncture!
After that we were in the sunshine and into the lanes round Guilden Sutton to cross the A51.  Straightforward route to Walk Mill, where we were welcomed as always by Caroline, serving scones, cakes and toast.  After further purchases of flour and bread (Linda brought her saddlebag especially so that she could get a loaf!), we headed back towards Waverton.
Walk Mill

A little parting of the ways meant that 5 of us left Waverton, and crossed the A41 to go to Saighton and in Huntington, much to the annoyance of a bus driver, who told us we should not be two abreast.  (I have news for him and have been in touch with the council!).

A sunny 16 miles.


  1. Thanks for another good blog to remind me I mustn't stop cycling just because of a little sleet and ice on the roads!
    I do hope you'll let us know what the council replied!

  2. Ken - I did finally speak to the Council between Christmas and New Year. I highlighted that the Highway code permits two abreast if not too busy - which it was not, and also the dangers posed by buses in the middle of the road passing comment. I have asked for the companies to be reminded to kep an eye out for cyclists...and have now been asked to put together a written piece to circulate to bus companies about how to help drive safely (in relation to bikes)! I will contact CTC and see what we have (I know there is stuff about lorries).