Nine riders set out for Bollington having removed their waterproof jackets only to have to stop just around the corner to put them back on due to the rain. We rode out along the Macclesfield road and turned for Gawsworth. Here we made a right turn and rode along new roads and across the Macclesfield/ Monks Heath road. We rode through Prestbury and continued on. By this point, most riders were confused as to the route but Rob H led us in to Bollington and to the cafe stop. It was busy with lots of other riders but we managed to find two seperate tables and had coffee and most had Beans on Toast.
We came back via the Goyt Valley and up to the Cat and Fiddle road before heading through Wildboarclough. It was decided not to go through Wincle due to the state of the roads and to save Phil G having to ride through mud with his Lightweight wheels ( Oh those wheels!) Instead, we rode up to Allgreave and turned for Flash and here again took a new road towards Royal Cottage. There was a little competion here between myself Rob and Andy and we got so carried away that we rode on to the junction while the others turned off for the Roaches so we had a lot of racing to catch up again. This proved too much for my legs and so I got left behind but managed to catch up with the group on Abbey Green road. We had a great, fast paced forty seven mile ride thanks to Rob H for showing us those new roads.
Written by Club Rider Nick Avins