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Wednesday, 6 April 2022

31st March 2022 : Nantwich (brisk)

I was unable to make Cleopatras start today due to unforeseen circumstance and as none of the Brisk group had made contact via our WhatsApp group messaging, I advised John W that I can ride from 11:00  

So, we set off from Chester and headed through Christleton and Waverton along Guy Lane and out towards the original 50p shop to Huxley. Here was our first of many roads blocked but we continued onwards. It’s a chance we always take and mostly pays off but between Huxley and Brassey Green the road was blocked as Church Lane was being resurfaced. The tarmac guys allowed us to walk along the grass verge and so we got through. 

Down Bates Mill Lane passing the Shady Oak and over the Shropie canal bridge its upwards to Beeston Castle and to Bunbury. Passing through the village Tilleys is empty of any cyclists visiting!!!  Not a frequent stopping café lately.  Along Cappers Lane to Swanley then out to Nantwich where we enter via Queens drive and into the town via Welsh row. We decide to stop at the 34 café. An excellent breakfast provided and again we're off again towards the Barony and Reaseheath College. The B5074 to Church Minshull today was a tough ride as the wind was full on so we practiced a sort of flighting with a quick rotation on the front.  Turning left along Minshull lane towards Cholmondeston we have a slightly less force wind to contend with.

You can't see the wind though!

We choose Calveley Lane today rather than heading through Wettenhall to Eaton and into Tarporley. Less wind again. The weather today has been pretty chilly not getting above 5C but correct clothing kept the cold chill out But!! the roads being dry went a little way towards improving the potholed and rough surface we have to endure on our rides. The wind always plays a part in a ride and today no exception. 

Through Tarporley village and Uttkinton to Willington, we are back into Chester and taking all things into account an enjoyable ride covering 60+ miles and at an amazing 16.5 mph average. Well done John, enjoyed your company and the second outing this week. The first was Tuesday from Whitchurch to Ironbridge. Another day with many road closures. 

Hopefully see the briskers out in number next week as Clive returns from another Norfolk holiday. 

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