Yesterday was the second opportunity this year for easy riders to cycle to Chester. There were several choices of start point, with a surprising number opting for the 'not so easy' 79 mile start point at Broken Cross. Further pick up points at Siddington, Shakerley Mere and Rose Farm Shop saw a total of 23 riders joining in. John navigated the ride, with Martin in back up role. Once again we were reminded that Cheshire is not really flat, and the usual pair of renegades remembered why it is not a good idea to go off the front and ahead of the ride leader.They were chased down before they had got too far. We managed to fit in 3 cafe stops, we timed our arrival at the Blue Moon cafe in Chester particularly well, just in time to exchange news with a large group of Seamons CC, then take over the tables which they had vacated. Last stop of the day was Shipbrook Farm, to sit in the sun and eat ice cream.
It was great to see riders returning from injury, recent joiners and the regulars. Next weekend a large group of us are on our annual trip to Bishops Castle, and Paul Roman will be leading other easy riders around the Cheshire countryside, for about 45 miles, starting from Broken Cross at 10.30am. All comers welcome, average speed is usually 13 to 14mph, depending upon who is out and wind direction!