This week was the turn for our own club’s Reliability ride. I cycled down from home to Newport to sign on at the New Inn and was met by Raiders absolutely everywhere.
It took me an age to get to the desk to sign on as I kept bumping into friends and stopping for a chat. Fabulous!
The ride took us out over Cheney Hill and down the main road to High Recall before cutting up to Wem and then over through Press, up the Marchamley hill, main road to Market Drayton before heading back to Newport via Cheswardine.
I rode with a pretty fast paced group of Raiders and other club’s members as far as Marchamley where I needed to stop to take a gel. I wish I could do this on the go but with my clumsiness I bet I’d fall off.
Needless to say when I’d had the gel my group was long gone and I cycled the rest of the way on my own. Not a problem at all as I love my own company and am well used to lone mid week rides.
Back at the New Inn we all settled in for a good few beers and great chat. A really fun day!
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