|Never mind the black clouds - this is the ladies ride - we don't have rain!
Welna and Lind led the regular group, which I joined, and we had a lovely (and even sunny in parts) ride through Hoole, along the canal to Vicars Cross, Boughton crossing by the Cherry Orchard to Stocks Lane, and Huntington to the Rake and Pikel where we took the Saighton road.
At Saighton we dropped down the hill - with one of my favourite views off to the right - Dukes Tower and Welsh hills, with added Rape field to include some colour.
At the ice cream farm a few ladies could not resist having an ice cream (even though quite a cold day!).
After coffee, snacks, and a few ice creams, we set off in our respective groups again,dropping people as we go (as they near their homes and can head back). Past the two bridges, to Hargrave and Crocky Trail, Waverton and Christleton. Pearl lane over the bridge and along the A41 (cycle path)
20 miles. And no rain!