Last day of the year, 6 degrees and not raining but wet roads. There was an early group that rode out at 7:30 & another at 8:30 but I didn’t rise till 8, so the 9am meet for me and 6 others. One of regular routes out to Bollington was chosen, via fools nook, broken cross, prestbury.
Even though the main topic for conversation in the Waterside cafe was about the sunnier alps and pyranees climbs, the route home over Blaze hill, Lamaload, wincle, had a few dissenters groaning. The sun occasionally came out but it felt cold with a strong breeze. From Eleven lanes end 3 of the group headed for Gun, while the rest of us headed straight for Leek. 40 mile, back for 1pm, good ride.
Written by Dave Magnier