Sunday, 31 May 2009

Great day for a ride

The UK had its hottest day of the year today with temperatures reaching 27C in places. Here in Lancashire clear skies and a moderate easterly wind produced excellent cycling weather. We followed yesterday's 24 mile run with a 28 mile circuit of Longridge Fell calling in at Chipping for a cuppa at the cafe in the centre of the village. The aim was to build up a bit of mileage in preparation for our tour next month. We would have gone out for longer but there were other jobs to be done as well.

The cafe in Chipping is one of those well known watering holes that cyclists call in at the weekend. Today we bumped into Ribble Valley Cycling and Racing Club (A & B rides), some Lune CC riders, a couple of chaps doing the 100Km Audax from Lancaster and numerous others. It was great to see so many cyclists in one place. It seemed like all the country lanes around East Lancashire contained riders, some racing, some out for recreation and some touring - all happy with the warm sunny weather. It was so nice, I didn't carry anything other than drink, so no pics today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We're getting the same temperatures over here at the moment. A bit too warm for comfortable cycling, to be honest.

Personally I think an average not-hot-not-cold English day with a moderate breeze is far more suited to getting out on bikes. It lets you roll along at a fair speed without breaking a sweat.

Training for a tour in that weather? Phew, you're a braver chap than me! Best of British to you. :-)