Saturday 25th November 2016
9 riders rolled off the cobles as promised a nice gentle pace over rolling hills, made a change to have conversations rather than the normal blue lips just gasping for oxygen. It must be said that the B1 have become a little feral not having female company on rides for some time now, the first stoppage and number of lads were defrosting the gate with no shame or grace.
The first leg was over the gentle hills around Caton, enjoying the autumnal sunshine with a dusting of snow in the hedges on the higher ground. Our fortune didn’t last too long as the weather soon turned as we hit Hornby, change of plan was in order to keep the troops dry before café stop so quick dart into Hornby café was in order. The log burner was a real treat to warm to cockles but with promise of an early return the peloton soon headed west back down the flats of the Lune valley cycle path.
A quick flick through Lancaster we headed towards Glasdon Dock despite the warning of floods, The Lune cycle tracks have become quite wintered with all the train an now represents the hell of the north in the pouring rain rather than a then the advertised delightful family cycling adventure.
Still despite the path conditions and the weather, for the first time finished with all the riders we started out with and we all stayed up right, must admit I was glad to get back in front of my log burner at the end
5 miles 3,000ft climbing and about 14.5mph3