What a success! In the glorious weather TWENTY TWO of us took to the roads, canals and country lanes that lead us to Dunham Massey. We saw dears, cows, frogs and many birds. It was a joy for us to see so many new faces. With only 3 spokes and 4 of our friends in attendance, all the rest were new people taking part in the festival. Some in lycra, some in summer dresses, we had mountain bikes, road bikes and a lovely lady bike. Between us all we somehow succeeded in finding a comfortable pace for all, chatting and laughing all the way with new friends. The sprint along the newly tarmaced Sinderland Lane was enjoyed by the speedy legs amongst us.
22 people meant we had 22 bikes which could go wrong. I set off imagining spending most the ride fixing punctures. But apart from one minor incident off a rubbing mudguard, we were blissfully free from mechanical issues! One rider fell off and cut her elbow, but lived to tell the tale.
Here we all are at Dunham Massey National Trust Park before deer spotting and the pub break.
The ride was such a success we may have to consider making this a more regular event. Watch this space!
Tonight is the festival closing party. 6pm at Sandbar for bicycle bar games and prizes! If that isn’t enough to tempt you down, then we have a special surpise! The lovely staff at Sandbar are offering discounted beer exclusivly for people attending our event! See you there…