With a good turnout at Rose Farm Café I decided to take a short scenic ride round the local area. The group consisted of myself, Dave and Liz on the tandem and guest rider Mike. We set off in the direction of Oulton Mill pool, past Oulton Park racing circuit, and on to the pretty village of Little Budworth. Then downhill towards the Whitegate Way, past the ‘road closed’ signs, and turned left towards the Cheshire Polo Club field. Crossing the A556 we headed towards Delamere Park, past the former residence of Gary Barlow, and then downhill through Acton Bridge to the River weaver. Here we took the riverside lane to Dutton’s Lock, where we crossed the river onto a short path under the Weaver Viaduct, before the steady climb up towards Kingsley. We turned west back towards Delamere Forest and lunch at the Forest Café. Well fortified with an excellent lunch, we took the track straight through the forest towards Eddisbury Lodge fruit farm. Here the tandem chose the undulating route towards Kelsall and back to Utkinton, while we headed for Ashton and the well-signed ‘Motor Museum’. A gentle lane then brought us back home through Morley Bridge and Bridge Trafford. A very pleasant 42 miles door to door.