I was going to leave cycling for a few days to rest my legs for the Bike Chester Sportive on Sunday but spotted a spontaneous Friday night Raiders steady ride with the pub at the end and could not resist.
I rode down to Newport and met up with the others and we set off on a 30 mile route round towards Great Bolas and back. We had some faster riders out with us so we ended up a bit faster than steady but still not too bad (I’d normally be well up for a faster ride, but was conscious of my upcoming Sportive and did not want to ruin that by blasting it tonight).
Back in Newport we retired to the New Inn for a couple of pints and I arranged to be collected by Sarah as I did not need the extra miles to cycle home.
Route: click here