Home of the Chester Fabulous Ladies cycling club. Meet one Saturday a month for easy cycle ride - usually back by lunch! We will always wait for riders, and usually have a few different levels of ride available.
Photos and views are usually my own, but photos taken by others are sometimes shared with their permission.
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.
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!).
I have lived in Chester all my life, and cycled here for over 25 years. It goes someway to explaining how I know my way locally without referring to a map all the time, a fact which amazes my ladies. There is a wealth of accessible lanes, tracks and routes within 10 miles of Chester, easily reached in a mornings ride. Not to mention more cafe's than you can shake a bicycle pump at! That is what the fabulous ladies is all about!
Oh, and cake!