Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Six Go Cycling

In stark contrast to Sunday's outing, Tuesday was bright, sunny and warm as six Backpedalers set off to Ponteland along the Reivers Route. 

The path through Holywell Dene still showed signs of the recent heavy rain but once through Wellfield, Earsdon and Backworth and onto the Reivers Route, the journey became a pleasant ride along quiet country tracks. A short uphill diversion in Weetslade Country Park gave the group an opportunity to admire the surrounding countryside.
From there, on to Ponteland and the obligatory stop at Jan's Kitchen for refreshments. Along the way we managed to recruit another member for our cycling group.

The return route was the reverse of the outward journey and was notable for a late entry for the Seaton Sluice Backpedalers Wall of Shame when a member of the group failed to stay rubber side down. Competition for top spot is hotting up.
Approaching the end of the ride, the group met a gentleman who was on his second day of a Land's End to John O'Groats Cycle Ride.

Perhaps that could be our Cycle Challenge 2015.