As most of the regular riders were taking part in Clive's special ride today and Jim Bryan and ourselves were available we decided to do an ultra moderate ride avoiding the Welsh Hills. We agreed to meet up with Jim on the Greenway and meet up with Bryan at the Gallery Cafe in Hawarden. As nobody else turned up it was a simple choice of sticking to our plan of riding the high ground south before dropping down to the Alyn at Rossett for lunch.
There was a little bit of climbing to start with as we headed up past Bilberry Wood to take the footbridge across the A55. A quick right and left and a short climb and then it was all flat or downhill to lunch. Riding directly south along the ridge with splendid views of Hope mountain on our right and across the Cheshire Plains on our left to the Peckforton Hills. A quick left and right to descend to Shordley Manor passing Jimi Hendrix created from an old tree stump but now almost hidden by the vegetation. We continued to south keeping to the higher ground before descending to the foot of the steep climb to Gresford where we turned left to follow the lane parallel to the A483 and on to Rossett and the Alyn for lunch.
As we were all based in Chester after lunch we returned via Dodleston and Lache Lane where we split to go our separate ways.
A very pleasant ride of 30 miles Chester to Chester on a crisp clear sunny day.