Lark and Larkling Rides to the Grand Canyon

 

Storm Hannah gave us a good seeing to on our combined ride to Red House Farm where the car park was heaving with the 4x4s of those that had driven out to the play area for big boys and girls kindly provided by Canyon UK.

However, by the time we got there on our hastily reduced route, I was so wet that even if Claudia Schiffer herself had been urging me to test one of Canyon’s finest, I should still instead have opted for the charms of the establishment’s famous homemade baked beans on toast , washed down with a pot of tea with a choice of oat or almond milk, I of course smugly choosing the former since it requires 384 litres of water to produce a litre of almond milk - compare the 1016 litres of water needed to produce a litre of cow's milk, more than ten times the water used to produce a litre of oat milk. Source BBC News.

Kirsten, Simon, Rob, Mark, Andrew were my wet-look companions. Great to get out even in the wind and rain. Good to see our membership secretary in the cafe on a ‘meet the people’ grand tour, even if this didn’t actually involve him riding there (or back).

My average speed for 51 miles home to home: 13.5 mph (figures for bike computer, Garmin probably 10 mph faster, seemed like it anyway).

It was wet (see ‘infographic’ below).

Don’t forget: Lark and Larkling Rides start at 9.00 am from next Saturday 4 May 2019 AD.

Chris

Action shot of ride leader making cutting-edge fashion statement sporting sou'wester and poncho in this year’s must-have neutral colours.  Image credits: Davids Bailey and Hockney.

Action shot of ride leader making cutting-edge fashion statement sporting sou'wester and poncho in this year’s must-have neutral colours.

Image credits: Davids Bailey and Hockney.