Six riders set out for Carsington via Bottom House, Ipstones edge, Ellastone and Snelson. We rode on through Bradley and on past the dam where the competitive spirit took over as tradition dictates so Ant, Rodger and I put up a good pace.
The group arrived and we were a little confused over the new rules for Covid 19 as we had to go downstairs for our orders where face coverings were required. Ant A making use of his club Gillet which caused much amusement, we sat outside and hung on to the cups and food as it was quite a breeze blowing .
After treatment for hypothermia we set off back via Brassington and Bradbourne before tackling the climb to Tissington. Thorpe was gridlocked with day trippers but we had a nice American lady warning us to be careful as it was crazy back there which was nice. It was decided to head up to Whetton and down along the Manifold track to Butterton where I turned off to head back home while the group carried on via Hulme End and Warslow. Thanks to Ant A for leading a tough, 45 mile ride (my estimate) So good to be back out with some club members after months of riding alone.