The strong west wind determined that we strike out west so we could eventually be blown back home. Consequently David M led the rest of us to Malpas (where we could decided on further progress, if any) using a lumpy route over Brown Knoll and through No Man's Heath. The tandem was finding it a bit of a struggle to keep up through the lumps and into the wind, so elected to stay back near the "Copper Mines" (as was) and ride serenely on to lunch at Malpas.
Near Malpas the solo team decision was made to carry on to the deli at Overton for lunch, but due to David M's personal sat nav being incorrectly calibrated, we diverted through more lumpy bits to the pub at Hanmer (highly recommended with excellent 2 course lunch for £5).
After lunch we headed north into yet more wind, but then veered east to Tilston with some assistance. Here we split with Andy and Mike heading back to Chester whilst David M and George continued through the failing light to Oscroft and Rose Farm respectively.
Probably the best day out this year for weather (so far) with approx 50 miles covered.