Raiders New Years Eve ride


After having to cancel my mid-week ride this week, I only had 53 miles on the clock for the week, so had some making up to do. I decided to pop out on the Sunday 10am 50 mile steady ride as an easy but longer ride sounded perfect.

I rode down to Newport from home to an empty square, although I was 10 minutes early for the ride time. Everyone else soon arrived and we ended up with a decent sized group.

I was asking Jon Steer, who was leading the ride today, where we were going and found out it was only going to be a 30 mile ride with no cafe stop as it is NYE after all. That will teach me to skim-read the ride announcements on the club Facebook page!

Nothing much to report on the ride. A nice steady and very easy ride out towards High Ercall and back via Kynnersley, catching up with riders I have not seen for a while on the way. Perfect!

Back in Newport, we retired to the New Inn for some New Year drinks.

A great way to end a great cycling year. Here’s to a very productive 2018 cycling wise.

Here are the final stats for my 2017 cycling year:


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