Steady social to the wonderful Dearnford Lake for 🍰 and ☕️. Almost feels like a spring day!


I’ve got a bit of a busy week this week, with work and family commitments but was hoping to get a shorter ride in today if I could. Last night a friend messaged me and asked if I was out today as he was planning a ride out to Dearnford Lake, so it was the impetus I needed.

I arranged to meet up with John in Childs Ercall and head off from there. First, there was the matter of getting my Roubaix rideable as it was still filthy from my long ride on Monday. It looked like I’d been doing MTB’ing on it and was absolutely caked in mud. I really must get used to washing my bike down when I get back from a ride instead of leaving it!

We met up as arranged and set off on the usual route. A slight wind from the NW but nothing too bad. The wind seemed to follow us around all day too!


We arrived at Dearnford Lake in good time and got a coffee and cake each. The coffee was so good we had a second one (I owe you one next time John!). The cafe was pretty busy but not as busy as I was expecting so close to Christmas.

The ride back was along the usual route to Calverhall, where we turned left on a different lane than normal. Always good to mix things up from time to time.

We were soon back in Childs Ercall, where we said our goodbye’s and John headed off back to Hinstock and me to home.

A really nice few hours out and just what I needed. Great to catch up with news etc etc too!

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