Only 4 Day Riders met for today’s ride to Prescot. We enjoyed a favourable wind through to Bickerstaffe and along the Rainford Bypass but when we turned onto the East Lancashire Road Dennis let us have it. Fortunately we didn’t have to battle the headwind for long before turning towards Prescot with thoughts of the cafe-stop uppermost. Dennis buffeted us on the return journey and any hedgerows we encountered were welcome protection. All returned safely, a round trip of 40 miles. Next week we will ride to Croston via Lathom and return via Tarleton. Meet at 1000hrs at The Derby Arms.
I’m not sure if there is a collective noun for a gathering of cyclists but there was one yesterday at Old Racecourse Road when three U3A Cycling Groups met to go on their respective rides.
The Day Riders made our way through Lunt, Thornton and Crosby to pick up the Coastal Path through to Hightown, Formby and Freshfield where we took the by-pass route into Ainsdale where it was time for a brew and where we met up with Phil’s Breakaway Group.
We returned against a stiff headwind across The Moss to Halsall.
Next week’s ride will be to Widnes via the T.P. Trail, meeting at Aintree Station.
A new weekly cycling group will be starting in the New Year on a Monday at 10 0’clock.
Requirements of Riders:
- Bikes must be in a roadworthy condition
- Wearing of helmet and easily visible clothing strongly advised
Average ride length is 20 miles. For more info. contact Phil Hughes on 0151 526 0038