Ride Reports

Saturday 7th December 2019

B Ride Report – Beacon Fell - Shane Blackmore
42 miles – average 13.6mph this was Martin Oglesby's C pace

Seven B riders left the cobbles for the Beacon fell ride soon to be joined by Dave Corless.

Heading to Natby for a loop around the flatlands prior to the climbing as we turned on to Cartford Lane I stopped to pay the toll for us all then we headed for Great Eccleston and through Elswick, Inskip, Lewth, Bilsborrow then on to the A6 for a short while heading back to Garstang. At this point, Steve Hopkinson left us as he was under orders to get back home early.

The rest of us headed for the first climb of the day Butt Hill, Chris Jones ( Going for and achieving his 3rd PB on Butt hill this week well done) and Phil Doyle reached the top first where we waited for the rest of the group.

The midweek cycling is certainly paying off.

Turning on to N Nook Lane we started the next climb of the day Beacon Fell and around the Country Park. After a previous discussion, we had already decided to give the cafe a miss and would stop at the Green Man at Inglewhite instead.

Reaching Inglewhite I stopped outside the Green Man where we had another discussion after Chris said he was not bothered about a stop as it was only 15 minutes back to Garstang everyone one agreed we set off for Garstang as usual on the approach to Garstang the numbers start dropping off Phil and Ian Gibson left us as we turned on to Lydiate Lane. Martin as we turned onto Smithy lane and Chris headed via Scroton back to Morecambe as myself and Bill turned on to Ray Lane and back to Garstang. I still had another 16 miles to go and was regretting not stopping for some fuel at the Green Man. Bill decided he needed a few more miles and joined me as he made his way home for a while.

As I approached Lancaster the drizzle started and as I got nearer the coast the headwind picked up for the last couple of miles. I was a little wet by the time I got home but had a great day all the same with great company.merly known as Professor Badass managed to exercise admirable constraint in going at what was him a snails pace most of the day, and even ( almost ) allowed Steve the climbing king to usurp him on a few hills. Almost but not quite...
Our pace was certainly not the A pace of old, but It was good to do a proper club road ride for a change, tough though it was...and yes we got wet!

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