Saturday 6 May 2017

Blossom in unexpected places

We moved the date of the May ride back a week, as there were no leaders available to lead on the second Saturday.
New coffee machine, and cups!

I really need to think of new ways to capture the group at the start!

Heading to Delamere, following the Cheshire Cycleway and a favourite track of mine, dropping under a majestic viaduct by Mouldsworth.  The first part is a dead end lane, but hosting a crop of bluebells (although not our native kind).

The Ashton Brook flows along the bottom of this deep valley

This little adventure finished, we could then climb up alongside Delamere hills (Brine's Brow - don't we have some fabulous names around here!?)  and into the forest along a track, and to the Station Cafe in the heart of the forest.

As we approached Delamere, we passed fields of apple trees in blossom.  It is funny; I have always known there was a fruit picking farm here, my friends came in the '80's.  I have cycled this road often, but never noticed or thought to look for the trees.  And here they are, all in blossom!

Time for a coffee, and the old station (still a working station, so you could pack your bike on the train and get a head start into Cheshire!)

We returned along the same track, it saves going a long way round!

Gill: Thanks Sue Booth for a really lovely ride it was just the ticket down some beautiful lanes and adventuresome tracks

Final approach to Chester along the canal, another of my favourites!