Photographs by Brian MacDonald.
The final stretch to the pub was pave, good training for next years early season Classics. The hardest decision of was the choice between the two adjacent pubs. Locals having been consulted the Parr Arms was selected and an acceptable lunch was had although coffee was "orf"! To avoid retracing our steps and in view of the limited crossing points over the Weaver the route back to base was a northerly route in parallel to the M56. This lacked scenic qualities and in part was main road with busy traffic. Eventually Frodsham was reached at which point Bryan, Brian and Jim took the direct route back to Chester whilst the remainder toiled up the considerable hill behind Frodsham and then down towards the setting sun and Manley. Ray and Andy were the last men standing to complete the ride back Chester. 38 miles or 62km, 600m of ascent and 2200 calories consumed. A satisfactory day.