Stuff wot we learned today

Google street view is an ace way of sussing out your run. Lavender Team Room do great cakes. We’ve lost Diane to the A group!

Clouds and rain greeted the B Group as we rolled out from the shop. No matter , the company is what counts and when you’re among friends , you don’t notice the gloom around you. Nice to see some returnees , some MORE new bikes ( I think mine is the oldest now….) and good to see VC Halton’s sole(?) surviving rider John Flynn rolling out with us again – welcome to the Arancionero John!!

We headed off up Frodsham Hill and across to Acton Bridge before picking our way across the Cheshire lanes to Dunham Massey where we decamped for refuelling at Lavender Farm Tea Rooms where they do some amazing cakes and coffee’s. Well worth a visit even if the footbridge over the weir on the way there confubbled a few! If you’ve not been, there’s indoor and outdoor seating and a big undercover area for your bikes . Pete I’m sure can recommend the sparkle cake , proper match with his outfit. After the old heads reminisced about how we had it so much harder in the old days ( less cafes , less choice , rubbish lights etc)  We headed back into the wind via Lymm and dodged the showers before making it home in time for lunch.

It’s testimony to how much progress the B group riders have made that the outward journey licked along at around 20mph. We passed the Manchester 100 in the opposite direction (and wound a couple of marshals up) and it was great to see so many out on bikes.

I think the A group had a little spin out to the Wizard or somewhere, lightweights!!

Commiserations and get well soon ( well in time for Wednesday actually!) to James who had to take Naomi home yesterday as he was unwell. Take it easy and see you back in racing stripes soon.

Wednesday night is the last 10 of the year boys and girls – weather forecast is promising but first rider will be off at 18:45 to give everyone a chance of getting home in daylight.

Forza Frodsham!

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