Lark Ride to Tideswell

 

How good it was to be back on this ride after my five-week sabbatical.

Actually it was supposed to be a six-week sabbatical but I just couldn’t keep away so I cut my holiday short to ride with the Larks.

And how good it was to joining the ride as a punter instead of as a ride leader for a change. Many thanks to Simon for devising and leading a fabulous route, which introduced me to some lanes around Tideswell that I’d never visited before. He even took the trouble to amend the route afterwards to delete the intriguing off-road track leading off Blackwell Dale at about mile 33.75, which he sensibly declined to let me have a crack at (perhaps after witnessing my bike handling skills).

My average speed - 12.3 mph. Loved it.

Chris

Seamlessly arranged, Larklings to the left, Larks to the right.  Bold type  denotes someone who either attended our most recent First Aid course or has some medical training. Larklings Oliver, Richard,  Kevin , Dave, Jim and Simon. Larks  Simon , John, Russell, Craig,  Steve , Bennet, Richard, James,  Mike .

Seamlessly arranged, Larklings to the left, Larks to the right. Bold type denotes someone who either attended our most recent First Aid course or has some medical training. Larklings Oliver, Richard, Kevin, Dave, Jim and Simon. Larks Simon, John, Russell, Craig, Steve, Bennet, Richard, James, Mike.

Summit of Mam Nick, the easy way (we were about to descend it). Craig, Steve, James, Russell, Bennet, Richard, Simon, John, Mike.

Summit of Mam Nick, the easy way (we were about to descend it). Craig, Steve, James, Russell, Bennet, Richard, Simon, John, Mike.

Simon enjoying a moment’s respite from the yoke of ride leadership.

Simon enjoying a moment’s respite from the yoke of ride leadership.