It was a bitterly cold wind from the north, only 2 - 3 degrees C, so I was not surprised when no one else had appeared at Rose Farm tea rooms. Ray had said he would not come if it was icy & where vehicles had splashed in the kerbside pools, they left a thin sheet of ice along the quiet lanes for 50 metres. Ray had made a wise decision as I spent the whole ride with my eyes glued to the road looking for the telltale smooth surface change.
I set off east past Oulton Park, then south through Wettenhall towards Nantwich. I kept a fair pace up just to keep warm, but never warmed up properly all day, even with 4 layers on top and 3 on my legs. Then it was back to Bunbury, Beeston Castle, Tattenhall and Tarporley for a late lunch before finally heading back to the Garden Centre. 25 miles in less than two hours.
My first ride "with" Chester Easy Riders, but not my last. I do like the idea of seeing places further a field from my home area of Little Neston which this group provides. It can be a bit monotonous covering the same lanes to / from the Eureka.
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