Run Sunday 5th October to Connah’s Quay and Chester.

A good turn out despite the fact that it had poured down all night. On arrival at the club the absence of an appointed run leader became evident. Leadership vacuums are always fun to watch – who would fill the void? Everyone avoids eye contact in the hope that someone else will volunteer (a bit like the AGM on Monday night in fact) – and finally Jed can stand it no longer and tentatively suggests we head for Connah’s Quay then Chester… and then looks surprised when everyone happily agrees, and follows him out onto the road, just glad that someone has taken the initiative! It was a good ride out through Delamere, along several miles of what was once railway track, and then along the banks of the river Dee – at a nice steady pace, punctuated by a few puncture stops, most of them for Craig who was relying on tubes which were more patches than tube. And so to the Blue Moon café where I think Jed must be on commission. The combination of warm sunshine and slow service at the café meant we stopped longer than normal, before setting off out of Chester along the canal, winding our way under bridges and round dog walkers and their not-always-cooperative dogs – whether we or the dog walkers (suddenly approached from behind by a long line of blue and yellow cyclists) were the more irritated, was a moot point. Riding behind Jed as he negotiated various gates, bollards, cobbles, street furniture and low bridges on his tricycle was something to behold – although I’m told his spatial awareness did have its limits and he ended up coming to an abrupt stop at one set of bollards which weren’t wide enough to accommodate his wheels! And then later his inimitable politeness was severely tested when a particularly perky black Labrador with a big stick in its mouth threatened to take out his spokes.

The ride back took us through Waverton and Mouldsworth at which point the pace picked up alarmingly and we ended up racing at what felt like breakneck speed through the Delamere bumps, with Kevan and Ewart vying for front spot and the rest of us in their fairly distant wake.

Thanks to Ged for a great run and for taking us all on, and to everyone else for their cheerful companionship!

El

Club runs are back in the calendar for our members and new riders who are looking to join.

Upcoming Events

May
18
Wed
2022
18:30 Club 10 series
Club 10 series
May 18 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Club 10’s , the Guardian and Scratch Cup Series For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open[...]
May
21
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
May 21 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]
May
25
Wed
2022
18:30 Club 10 series
Club 10 series
May 25 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Club 10’s , the Guardian and Scratch Cup Series For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open[...]
May
28
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
May 28 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]

Club Meeting Times

Sunday runs:

09:30 - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club - see calendar for updated start times (Most runs 10:00 during the winter months)

Tuesday evening (informal - usually a small gathering!)

20:00 onwards - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club

Wednesday runs:

10:00 - Hatchmere

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