It was a good turnout (of fast riders) at Hawarden on a warm Indian summer’s day in late September but unusually only a few Mods were there. Both Jim and David M were there for the coffee, and with other Moderate riders scattered round the globe from New York to Nepal, it was left to just Steve H and Macca to go out on the Moderate ride. Steve needed to be home early doors so we rode a large circular route anti-clockwise with Chester as the centre. We mainly had the strong wind beside or behind us as we climbed out to Kinnerton, then east via Holt where we turned NE for Corkscrew Lane, Utkinton and the lunch stop at Kelsall after 30 miles.
An excellent lunch was had at The Greedy Pig, CW6 0RZ, tel: 01829 759399 (closed Sun + Mon), and for those who don’t know, owned and run by Raina a local cyclist. A plug coming now.........the business is For Sale, so call Raina if you are interested.
Steve dived off early, having already cycled out to Hawarden for the start, leaving moi to bimble back via Delamere, Helsby and onto The Greenway. Passing through the edge of a park in Hoole, I stopped to chat to loads of disability cyclists at their centre next to Bren Bikes. If you want a cheaper pre-owned steed as a runabout, then Bren Bikes is the place to go. See: https://www.facebook.com/brenproject/
It was hard going straight back into the wind funnelling along the old rail line, so spotting an advert on the edge of The Greenway, I had a coffee breather in the Fitness Gym cafe, before returning to Hawarden Bridge. No selfies this week but an easy 51 miles with a windy 12.5 mph average.