Having had 2 rest days after the Tour de Man I fancied a good long ride today, especially with the glorious weather. I’ve always fancied riding back to my home town of Altrincham and then back to my current home to Shropshire. Let’s do it!
I planned a route out through Audlem, Nantwich, Middlewich, Knutsford and Tatton Park. The winds were pretty strong from the NE today and by the time I was approaching Middlewich I needed a breather so stopped off at this nice farm cafe for coffee and a cake.
Suitably fortified, I pressed on through Middlewich and onwards to Altrincham. in Altrincham I headed straight for the market and locked my bike up so I could head inside for dinner.
I ended up with some lovely avocado and poached egg on toast and a latte. Lovely! After I’d finished I headed round to the Old Roebuck (my old local from 20 years ago) for a cold pit of refreshing lager.
It was then time to head off home, so I retraced my route to Ashley (no real alternative over the River Bollin) and then headed off towards Mobberley and onwards past Jodrell Bank to pick up the usual route to Jodrell Bank, in reserve.
On the way back I stopped at the Coopers Arms in Woore to fill my water bottles up and had a sneaky pint while I was there.
It was then an easy ride home via Cheswardine to end a fabulous 108 mile ride. What a day!