To Holt with the Wednesday Wrinklies…

I managed to get a day off work today and enjoyed a rare ride out with our wrinkly colleagues.  Well they might be wrinkly, but they’re still very fit and also very friendly and chatty.  And they’re very bad at setting off on time. I was at the meeting point at 9.45 and we finally set off at 10.20.  But that’s because when you’re retired you can afford to be very relaxed.  Anyway despite recent rain and wind the weather wasn’t too bad, and amazingly warm (15 degrees), so most of us were ridiculously overdressed.

We rode on a pretty route, on quiet, narrow roads via Tattenhall and Carden Park to Holt.  Once on the A road, just short of Holt, a dirty big tractor passed us spewing out all sorts of nasty stuff.  So Rob thought it would be a good idea to tuck in right behind it and get a tow, and he shot off looking a bit like Contador when he held on to that wing mirror in the Tour.  When we saw him next (Rob that is, not Contador) he was quite pleased with himself, although a tad dirtier and smellier!

Lunch was enjoyable and then we set off home, the direct way, with the odd bursts off the front by Rob and Keith who can’t really help themselves, but generally we all stayed together and chatted our way back to Whitegate where we said our goodbyes. I think we did somewhere over 50 miles.

There were a few riders there I’d not met before, so forgive me if you’re not mentioned, but thanks for your company to: Rob x2, Terry, Dave, Keith, Vince, Andy, Graham T, Richard and Richard’s niece’s partner and Sid, and A. N. Other who left us at Tattenhall.   (Jed where were you, I was looking forward to catching up with you, they say they’re all missing you!!)

I struggled to persuade anyone to kneel for this photo. If you’re a wrinkly, getting down on your knees is a major commitment…you might not make it up again.

I struggled to persuade anyone to kneel for this photo. If you’re a wrinkly, getting down on your knees is a major commitment…you might not make it up again.

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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