Inaugural Larkling Ride to Longnor

 

Numbers fluctuated on the Larkling ride today but included Mike, Kirsten, Mark, Simon, Ian, Rachel, Lucia, Brian, Phil with Sue and I leading the ride.

With a great turn out we set out looking for something more challenging and this ride certainly delivered with 1370m of climbing and brutal 👿 winds. I clocked 61km and 14.6 km/h (38 miles & 9.1mph). We diverted south down the A54 to avoid the fog/side winds/traffic on the Cat & Fiddle road. Then down past Crag Hall to enjoy a lovely sheltered spin up Wildboarclough to re-join the planned route at Bottom of the Oven. Great ride, really enjoyed it and thanks for positive feed back so far - more welcome in comments. (Any negative feed back please private message Sue or Chris).

Thanks Chris for planning a great route and encouragement and for Brian for support and everyone’s enthusiasm in the face of less than ideal cycling conditions. I hope others will come forward to lead these rides as Sue & I can not commit to every week.

Alison.

Steamy windows in Cobbles Cafe, Longnor. Best Oatcakes ever. No room left for the Lark riders who stood outside!

Steamy windows in Cobbles Cafe, Longnor. Best Oatcakes ever. No room left for the Lark riders who stood outside!

Has anybody else noticed the wind?
— Simon G
Almost home. Started properly raining around Macc Forest. A few less riders than we set out with.

Almost home. Started properly raining around Macc Forest. A few less riders than we set out with.

 
Ride ReportChris Cottom