It’s the Nova Raiders Route 66 Sportive coming up in May and I’d volunteered to take some leaflets and drop them off in cafe’s on my travels. I needed to get some miles in my legs this week and thought a trip to Dearford Lake and then the Priest House in Audlem was in order as they are two cyclists favourites and a great place to drop leaflets off!
It had not been raining for a few days and the lanes were looking pretty clean so I opted to take the Dogma F8 wireless out for it’s first bigger ride to see how it fared.
An uneventful ride up to Dearnford. I thought the seat was a bit uncomfortable at first but after about 10 miles got totally used to it so not a problem there. Even though I was into a pretty strong wind, the bike definitely felt like it would go very fast, given half a chance.
After Dearnford I headed up through Whitchurch and onwards via the lanes to Wrenbury, Sound Heath, Nantwich, Crewe, before dropping back down to Audlem and the lovely Priest House cafe.
By this time it was getting well past dinner time and I was getting a bit hungry so had a fab cheese and potato pie at the cafe for my dinner – yum!
I then headed off via the hillier route to Norton In Hales and then Market Drayton and home.
A fab 66 mile ride and at a decent 16.5mph average, which I was more than happy with given the strong winds and the climbing involved on the route.
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