Bridgemere Garden World for cake with Nicole. Steady, chatty, quiet lanes, sunshine. Fab!


I’d arranged to go out on a ride with Nicole this morning. We did initially think we might do the usual route to Dearnford Lake but opted for something a bit different and I suggested the cafe at Bridgemere Garden World near Woore. I’d been there before when leading a Sunday Raiders 50 mile ride, but Nic had not and wanted to try it.

We met up in Childs Ercall at 8:30am and headed off on the lanes to Market Drayton and onwards past Audlem to Bridgemere. It was quite cold first thing but the soon came out and it soon warmed up!


At Bridgemere the little cafe I had been to twice before had not quite opened, so we opted to use the larger cafe next door (still had the same selection of cakes!) and sit outside.

Needless to say as soon as we’d sat down, the smaller cafe had just opened so we moved over to inside there as it was just a bit too cold to sit outside. A good natter and some gorgeous cake and coffee later, we headed off on the route home.


I said my goodbye’s to Nic in Hinstock and headed off towards home. I would be getting close to 50 miles by the time I got home so decided to extend the ride via Stoke On Tern to make sure I got at least 50 miles in for today.

A lovely morning out with great company, a few laughs, great cake and a lovely route. Now, back to work…

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