Meadow Lea was the alternative meeting point for those not on the special, long ride.
Only one rider turned up--- David M, absent from the long ride due to a mild leg strain. Weather was good with a north breeze---this dictated a westerly ride down the Greenway followed by a quick turn south over the Saltney bridge at Blacon.
Wind now came in to play to blow me at good speed through the boring strech between Lavister and Holt.
A quick cuppa at Cleopatra's was followed by riding home to Oscroft via Aldford and Waverton. 40 miles in total with no further damage done to dodgy leg.