Starting from our usual Rising Bridge Macs at 10.30am and as our last winter ride out, it was a shorter route than usual.
On the road the gang headed over the great top roads for the bikers Café on the A59, just after the turnoff to Bolton Abbey.
But wow, it was a cold one at 3 degrees but with the wind chill it felt much colder, but it was dry with good riding conditions.
That was apart from the dangerous low penetrating winter sun, if caught in your eyes you were blinded.
After a welcome hearty hot lunch, we decided, (very sensible for Manhoc – look we can do it sometimes!!) to shorten the route due to conditions and ignored riding up the narrow country roads to Pateley Bridge, so kept on the biking roads to biking roads to Long Preston, onto Gisburn, then back to Macs at Clitheroe for final coffee, cakes and hugs.
A good fresh day’s riding and no one would not have missed it.