On the first of the year that felt like Autumn. Ten riders set out for a ride to Pott Shrigley via Rushton Spencer, Bosley, Gawsworth & Prestbury. The out was quick with a average speed of 18mph, uneventful barring a puncture as we were riding through Prestbury and Alex Coates turning off at Bosley to do some interval training. We returned on a hilly route which included the brickworks climb, Windgather and then the scenic ride through the Goyt Valley and then onto Axe Edge, where the weather turned nasty. After passing through Flash and Meerbrook we returned to Leek on dry roads, to finish a mostly enjoyable 50 Mile ride with 4500ft of climbing.
Riders out on the run were : Rich Coates, Jamie Jeffries, Paul Haywood, Phil Simcock, Chris Meir, Ant Ashbey, Nick Deville, Barney Swinnerton, Simon Morrell, Alex Coates
Written by Club Rider Rich Coates