With summer drawing to a close and on a sunny morning, it was not unexpected seeing 10 riders at the Ice Cream Farm. Dave M offered to lead a ride as long as I wrote it up. We, Mike M, Colin, Ray, Andy, George, Alan, Trevor, Clive and myself followed him east towards Oulton Park, but Clive soon turned off as he had commitments elsewhere. We fairly quickly had splits in the group with the varied pace of different riders and soon lost Mike at a junction. This happened to others a number of times during this day’s ride. I would ask all members to think about dropping back at a junction if there is someone behind and then waiting so that the person behind sees the change of direction. Simple but effective: and keep your mobile switched on so that we can call you if you are detached.
A fairly uneventful ride took us through the suburbs of Northwich, past Lach Dennis to Lower Peover, where I was reminded that it was a silent “O”. If that is correct, then why not spell it Pea – ver. Lunch in The Crown was both pleasant & efficiently served. Plates were cleared, which is always a good sign.
Our return route to The Ice Cream Farm was via another Ice Cream Farm, this one at Great Budworth, where tea & cake was scoffed. See http://www.icecreamfarm.co.uk. It was then a trek west through Cumberbatch and Kelsall to the original Ice Cream Farm. A total round trip of nearly 60 miles.