Ride report – B/C group, nice little 70 mile ride to Shipbrook. 2nd April 2017.

Slight variation on a theme, starting half hour earlier than normal and riding the normal route in reverse to try to get back in time to see the Manc Marathon.
A57 bypass, Warby Bridge, Dunham, Hale, Ashley. Mobberly, Marthall, Over Peover, Goostrey, Lach Dennis. Coffee stop and some light snacks at Shipbrook Organic Farm then back via Lach Dennis, back lanes to Knutsford, Tatton Park, Rostherne, Little Bollington, “Cheesemill” crossing over the Mersey, Dunham, over Carrington Moss and onto the marathon course.
Brisk pace of 18-20mph most of the way given the urgency of the ride.
Paul bates opted to part company between Mobberley and Marthall to make his own early way back home and domestic duties. Jon Sharples parted us and made his way via High Leigh to Irlam. The main group parted company in Flixton leaving myself and Rhianna Parkinson to ride along the marathon route in a vain attempt to give a shout to Michelle fairclough but she’d beaten us to the finish  . But solace was found in the guise of a couple of freebies from the SIS stand
Another pleasant day on two wheels.