to Chris - for popping in home to make butties for our picnic. Anyone else would have stayed at home but Chris is a stalwart and provided turkey sandwiches at a moment's notice. He also was out despite having to ride stood-up the entire way (don't ask; let it suffice to say that Lance Armstrong used the same excuse for a raised cortisol level in 1999)
to Steve T - for sensible riding and flying the Condor flag so far from the bright lights of Brighouse (aka centre of the universe, apparently)
to Steve B - for coming out to join us at the Clarion
to Phil - for providing chocolate treats, and keeping his new gloves clean
to Gary - for getting a 2nd round of tea (and certainly not for attacking on every hill)
to Peter - for suggesting today's route and leading the way through the back end of Burnley
and to cyclists everywhere - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
And the same to Ian, especially for his delicious Christmas cake. A fine day out in glorious weather, here's a few pics.