Saturday 17 April 2010

Fabulous Ladies join Bicycle Belles and 'Pedal it Pink'!

Two weeks of unbroken sunshine led up to the Wirral Bicycle Belles 'Pedal it Pink' ride.  Some Fabulous Chester ladies joined them - although the train journey alone was an adventure!

Twenty pink ladies congregated at Port Sunlight Station where balloons were dished out to be tied to saddlebags - I am sorry to say not all the balloons made it to coffee stop!

I led the second group (or pretended to, I think it was really Tricia at the back!) and we meandered through lanes to Ness gardens, passing Raby Mere on the way.

Fortunately, there was some cake left for us when we arrived, and we all sat outside in the most beautiful of sunshine!
We left the cafe and returned through to Neston where we picked up the Wirral Way - and joined the first group, so we all rode together to Hadlow Road Station.
More photos and the real write up can be found on the Bicycle Belles website; also checkout 'CTC North West' on facebook!

Sunday 11 April 2010

If you go down to the woods today..... would have seen us tucking into cakes, bacon buttys and scones!

The weather forecast was a big yellow sun; so I proposed to the assembled 12 ladies to push it a little further this Saturday, and head to Delamere.  There were no objections, so off we set, down the cycleway to Mickle Trafford, left to the A56 then right after the railway, picking up the Cheshire Cycleway (route 70) through to Manley and Mouldsworth.  One or two hills, but it is a nice time of year as you do not get too hot climbing.

We lunched at 20 to 12 at the Station Cafe in Delamere, sitting outside making the most of the warm spring sunshine, and much jolly conversation was had!

Leaving Delamere on a short track brought us back to the lanes near Kelsall, where we didn't go up the big hill to the left (The Yeld) instead carried on round to come into the middle of Kelsall, enjoying the views over Ashton on the way. 

We then dropped down the hill and followed through to Oscroft and Tarvin, crossing the A51 to join the Roman Bridges.  (

25 very sunny and pleasant miles by the time we returned to Kingsway.  lots of daffodils in bloom which added to the sunniness generally!

One of these days the GPS I have will plot the whole route and I will work out how to share it with you all.
In the meantime, if anyone wants to know any of the routes we have used, do leave a comment and I will get back to you!