Met up with Neil and Lardy again this morning an Neil’s mate Dave who lives just down the road from me was out for a ride too. Out of Marple and over to the Goyt Valley for a five hour ride in the hills with well over 1,100m of climbing.
It was a great day out with clear blue skies and a chilly start disappeared as we warmed up. After a hearty lunch outside the Beehive Inn, we headed up and over to Whaley Bridge and then motorwayed it along the canal back to Marple.
Unfortunately for Dave, he was riding a bit close behind me and wasn’t really on the ball. Head down an focused he clipped a branch on the towpath and went for a brief and cold swim in the canal. Brrrr. Time to up it a couple of gears and get home quick.