First off, coffee and chat in the cafe.....
After quite a few wet days this year, last weekend was particularly hot and humid, but today was sunny and bright, but quite chilly especially out of the sun. after signing in and the mandatory group photo, Alex led her faster group off and Welna led her regular riders, leaving me with a small group happy to bimble along.
My group followed a fairly straightforward route out to pass the Ice Cream Farm, we had a short pause here to take off garments as it was such a lovely day.
|Between Christleton and Waverton
|Platts Lane, as mentioned!
We were later than most to arrive, and had to take our bikes through the workshops and cafe as the gate was padlocked. But we were able to sit outside in the glorious sun (as long as you were in the sun, as I say it was still a bit chilly!)
|Waving goodbye to all as we head off left and down Barracks Lane
We set off down, down and down again, passing Burwardsley church and retracing where I went left instead of right! More down, really letting rip, and some competitive jostling on the final slopes!