Ride report, Saturday 22nd May

PhilipG led this ride and writes:

We had another good turnout for our two rides to Carlton on 22 May. Twelve riders turned up at the Whitewater Centre with three more joining at prearranged points along the way. The slightly improved weather may have helped, even though largely overcast.

The Brisk group of five set off under Philip’s leadership. Peter B led the remainder, in a larger group than the six we’ve aimed for since restarting rides in early April.

After a few Northants lumps we entered the Great Ouse lowland around Harrold. The Brisk group diverted left through Odell and pretty Felmersham before reaching the reorganised Emmaus Centre café at Carlton. Shortly afterwards the Moderate group arrived for a convivial coffee break in the open marquee area.

On the way back the Brisks stopped for urgent sheep’s cheese supplies at the tiny Sheep Shop just outside Carlton. This led to a long slog to catch the break just before Yardley Hastings.

After Whiston, people gradually peeled off and a small Brisk group made it back to the start about 1 pm. We assume the Moderates also made it back OK!

Great to see so many out and revive some old acquaintances.

Philip

PS the cheese was delicious!

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