After a frustrating start to 2015, with cycling plans being affected by strong winds, snow and ice, a warm, still day arrived which enabled five Backpedalers to get on their bikes and ride. Early morning rain cleared so a trip to The Cycle Hub, via Tynemouth and North Shields, was a must.
Shortly after arrival the cloud cleared and the sun shone to reveal the River Tyne at its best.
Coffee (excellent) and bacon sandwiches (not up to the usual standard) were consumed to fuel the journey home.
Meanwhile, Newcastle is preparing to host another sporting event.
Just around the corner from The Cycle Hub, a young man was practising his downhill technique.
We're planning to incorporate that into one of our training rides sometime soon.