Lark Ride to Anderton Boat Lift
Only one rider out for the new Lark Less Ten 50 miler today so we persuaded her (no names, no pack drill) to join the 60 miler which of course she did with no problem at all.
I clocked an average of 14.3 mph, getting home shortly after 3.00 pm. Fantastic turnout of 20 riders, although not all actually at the same time as Rob left us as we got to the café and Phil joined us at the back of the queue (refreshment of choice by a country mile: baked beans in club colours on toast, ). And at the trailhead we spotted bonus rider Simon G, already homeward bound, having got there early enough on the 50 mile route to have eaten and be on his way as we arrived, after navigating, successfully for a change, the amusing couple of miles through Anderton Nature Park (not a description I bestow lightly since I am pathologically off-road averse).
Bit difficult to keep 19 riders together actually but brilliant to have so many people out on our first ride of 2019, and big welcomes to Mike, Katie and Lee.
Next week we’ll try another Lark Less Ten, starting at the same time, ie 10.00 am. I’m thinking hilly, I’m thinking Longnor or The Roaches, so say we have one ride of about 50 miles and another of, er um, 40 miles but don’t trust me with sums, I failed Maths O-Level twice (I am not making this up). But say the weather is anti-hilly, we’ll say something flat instead. As usual I hope to post a route no later than Thursday, but may try and do it earlier, we can always switch to flat if freezy or wetty.