Long but excellent bike on Saturday covering 45.6 miles from Winster. A bit of shedding winter gear as the day quickly warmed up with plenty of sun. Some lovely country lanes high up with great views. Main roads to a minimum. Lots and lots of lambs being cute as well as a few buzzards in sight. Harborough Rocks stunning in the afternoon sun. Majority of hills in the last half but conquered unwaveringley by the remaining bikers. Good reasons all for others doing alternatives eg animal rescue, planned shortening – although not always to plan given Dick’d previous post. A long ride on this occasion which will not always be so. Thanks to all who came. Mary
I peeled off at Parsley Hay and had a leisurely pedal on the Tissington Trail to Biggin, NCN 54 to High Peak Trail, down that to 1 mile from Middleton Top then road back to Longcliffe, Elton and Winster. 27 miles by tape on map, maybe a bit more on the ground.