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Friday, 19 February 2016

11th February 2016: Nantwich (brisk)

Today’s ride was starting from Cleopatra’s at Holt and due to family commitments I needed to be home for 14:30 to 15:00 so had looked at a flattish route that the brisk riders would enjoy and still manage their targets of 100k ride.
John and I met up at the Rake and Pikel (Huntington) and rode together to Holt. It was a chilly ride at 3 degrees but we were relatively warm at the pace we were riding!! There was a group of 15-20 riders today at the café, so a popular venue for a ride. The Brisk riders were Tom, John, Ray and Ivan. My route was agreed and we were first off from the café.
Heading back down the hill and over the old bridge and through Farndon turning right for Shocklach. Turning left at Crewe-by-Farndon to Malpas then through the town and turning left onto Bickley lane and on to No Mans Heath. Crossing the A49 and continuing through Chorley and Larden Green and Acton. I took the scenic route through Nantwich and joined the cycleway that runs from Nantwich to Crewe along side Middlewich road.
We arrive at the Rising Sun at 11:55 (Crewe West End) and enjoy a pensioners special lunch £4.50 and a pint at £2.79. Recommended stop.
We left the inn and the sky was still blue but had to wait for a convoy of new Bentleys out on test runs before heading towards Bradfield Green. Turning left at the traffic lights and on to Minshull Vernon. Passing Wettenhall and up hill to Eaton, Tarporley and on to Brassey Green and Christleton and home. 
A round trip Holt back to Holt of 52 miles or 62 miles for me but further for the other riders at an average speed of 16 mph. It was a relative flat ride and I was home for 14:30. A good ride with no incidents.

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