Sunday club ride is off today as we’re all doing the Wrekinsport Reliability ride!


We cancelled the normal Sunday 50 mile ride today as Jon and myself were both going to do the Wrekinsport Reliability ride, starting at Wellington Leisure Centre.

I was going to ride down to the start from home, but it was icy cold and there was ice on the lanes so I got a lift down to the start. I soon met up with fellow Raiders, registered and went off to get ready to start.

The course was a 58.5 mile look up to Market Drayton and then onwards to Audlem, Whitchurch, Wem and back to the start, via High Ercall.

Our group set off with about 10-15 of us and kept a really good pace, swapping turns on the front to keep everyone’s legs fresh. Part of the reliability ride is to not stop for refreshments anywhere so we all brought what we needed with us. It was a nightmare going right past my favourite cafe at Dearnford Lake though!

After the ride we stopped for a nice coffee in the leisure centre cafe before I headed back to the New Inn in Newport for a few refreshments with some other Raiders. I ended the day with just over 75 miles on the clock. Not bad at all for this time of year!

A great day out which was really good fun!

Route: click here