Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sunburn in Slaidburn - 26 May 2013

We intend a steady (very steady) ride there and back, meeting 9am in Hebden Bridge - so far its Seve Barker, Nigel & myself but more wheels would be welcome. Give me a call if you'd like us to expect you at the start. Cheers, Ian

Ride report:

And we did. And it were good.

This photo comes from the top of a quiet lane somewhere in Lancashire. Well, you have to turn off a 'Quiet Lane' onto an even smaller and quieter lane, not far from 'Cow Ark', and suffer a bit of a climb over the ridge. The next bit is great though - a big dipper straight down and straight up again where your speedo can read in excess of 25 mph (or even twice that figure). Best off all, reaching this bit of the 'Roman road' means that you are now only a few miles away from the cafe stop.

We were pleased to be joined by Richard (vicar), and by an old friend Jonathan Noble - welcome back to the Condor. Hills were taken (mostly) at a sensible pace, leaving something in the tank for the way back. Nigel shared his latest recipe for marinaded lamb. We sat outside the cafe in Slaidburn soaking up the rays. We pottered home in time for tea and lashings of lemonade. Let there be more of the same next week.

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