The B group set out for Monnyash via Glutton Bridge and returned via Hartington. The other group of six riders set out for Cannock from Cheddleton, stopping in Cheadle to meet Andy and Jo.
We rode on through Tean and met Neil W out for a ride. We passed through Church Leigh and on to Shugbrough where a stop was made for a picture on the bridge over the river Trent. This caused a pile up with passing cyclists and walkers so we moved on. Andy took us over some new roads across the Chase and we were soon arriving at the visitor centre for much needed coffee, cakes and a variety of filled rolls.
We headed back via Rugley and Hixon but much to our surprise, we rode away from Kingstone and went along more new roads to get back via Hollington and Kinglsey. Here, Dave, Rich and Chris left us as we carried on to Oakamoor and Car bank which finished off our tired legs although it may have been a PB for Joe?
Many thanks to Andy Mag for planning a new and varied route and for putting up with our questioning of his navigation skills.