Three met at Calver crossroads for a ride: Coombs Dale to Black Harry Gate; double back to Deep Rake; down to Rowland, Great Longstone; up to top of Longstone Edge; through (padlocked!) gate on bridleway north to Black Harry Gate again; continue north to Eyam; down byway to Stoney; back along mani road to Calver.
The leader had to stop for a quick caffeine and sugar hit on the way up to Longstone Edge; otherwise it was a non-stop ride, resisting cafe temptation, taking around 2.5 hours.
Alternate warm sunshine and driving hail were in keeping with the season.
Going by the rule that if your pants are dry after mountain biking, you should have gone climbing (and vice-versa) – it was the right activity for the day.