Congleton Reliability feb 2024

There was a mini exodus from Leek yesterday morning, as quite a few of us went over to Congleton, for the first of their reliability rides.
The day started very misty and damp cool, esp for those that rode out, and continued for the next hour or so.
Some of us decided to stay together as a club group, some went for it, and others decided to jump ship when a faster boat came along.
Following a traditional route around the Cheshire lanes, it was fairly uneventful until Helen decided she’d disappear down a giant pothole on the outskirts of Crewe.
In these days of equality, we all stood around and empathised while she fixed it (just kidding, Stuart did a sterling job getting us back up and running in a few minutes.
It didn’t take long though to chill off again, and the next few miles were spent getting legs moving once more, for the home run back to Congleton.
A brew and biccys awaited us back at base where we sort of wended our various ways back.
Big thanks to congleton Cycling Club for organising it, and credit for me pinching their pics.