Ride Reports

Saturday 29th May 2021

B2 Ride - Morecambe - Ian Pickles
Having failed my 11+ with consummate ease, please read the following to find out why.
This being my second ride with Garstang CC, some wagg (A net) felt I was highly qualified to write today’s B2 ride report to Sunderland Point, Heysham and Morecambe.
Ten cyclists departed Condor Green at 10.00 only to part company after photos taken on Millennium Bridge, where four hard core cyclists made their way north to Grange over Sands.
We six on the other hand (Steve-ORRO-Rapha, Steve Disco Danson, Christine - my bike needs a service, Dave Hodgson and A net) made our way gently towards Sunderland Point via various cycles ways, quiet undulating lanes and sand strewn tarmac, being led by Dave Hodgson who filled the gap of team leader with great aplomb. His leadership qualities were enhanced further into the ride...read on.
At the Half Moon Cafe, we tucked into an early lunch watching families enjoyed the usual sunshine activities on the ‘clean’ beach.
The ride from Millennium Bridge was all new territory for me and cycling down Heysham prom with a mill pond Morecambe Bay to our left and the Lakeland fells in front, it made me wonder why I hadn’t ventured to this part of Lancashire before. The next section of cycleway brought back happy memories of 9 years ago, when myself and four jolly chums set off to cycle ‘The Way of the Roses’ through to Lancaster. From here we headed through a busy Lancaster city centre towards the hills only to
take an untimely ‘rest’ when Christine encountered a puncture. Steve Danson physically winced as our leader Dave Hodgson put on his surgical gloves, only to be relieved when Dave started to remove Christine’s rear wheel. Bald tyres. It reminded me of the film ‘The King & I’ with Yul Brynner. Semi inflated, Christine battled on to Galgate where she was rescued by her sweetheart. A net left us in Scorton and Steve Danson and I took a left before Garstang to take on a few inclines prior to my return to Broughton.
The outing was like ‘Carry on Cycling’ with lots of giggles and schoolboy innuendos. I look forward to next weeks ‘Carry On Up The Khyber’

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