A steady and chatty ride to Dearnford Lake for cake with Nicole


I’ve been meaning to get out on a ride with Nicole ever since we went to Gran Canaria and today was the day we’d both got time to do it.

I’d got the football in Altrincham at 3pm so we arranged to meet in Childs Ercall (half way between our respective houses) at 8:30am so we could ride ride without having to rush. Don’t want to go too fast today anyway as I’ve got the long Jodrell Bank Classic Sportive in the morning.


I was going to drive down to Childs Ercall just in case time was short but rode down instead. As I arrived at the agreed meeting point Nicole arrived from her direction. Talk about perfect timing!

We had a fab ride out to Dearnford catching up with news and having a good old natter. We arrived at Dearnford just after 9:30am (never been here so early!) and it was virtually deserted.


We ordered our coffee and cake and went outside but the wind was making it a bit cold so ended up inside. Much better!

After the coffee stop we headed off on my normal ride back to Drayton via Calverhall and then cut down past the Market Drayton Golf Club back to Childs Ercall, where we parted company.

I ended up at the football in Altrincham in plenty of time and had a fab morning ride which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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