Here we are rewarded with a good choice of ales and food served quickly while we chat. We discuss some of the proposed special rides with Ivan asking for dates. Bryan agrees to come up with some suggestions for further discussion.
Ray plans the return journey to take in more lanes: past Cogshall Hall and on to Little Leigh where we must do all of one mile of the outward route before taking the Weaver Navigation path to the locks by Dutton Viaduct. This is fine but I’m thinking ahead to the climb up Norley Bank. Once the climb is out of the way it’s back through Delamere Forest and Ashton Hayes to the Windsurfing Centre where Liz leaves us while the rest continue back to Chester.
Distance from Chester and back a good 58 miles.