Sunday 12th August marked the second Invitation Ride of the year and with lots of rain forecast for the morning of the ride all week, some hardy souls turned up with their flippers in hand and expecting a soaking.
Thankfully the rain had cleared before the 30 riders departed for Birkin via Swillington, Allerton Bywater, Fairburn, Brotherton and back through Hillam, Monk Fryston, Sherburn and Barwick.
We clocked up just over 30 miles at an appropriate speed to not rip anyone’s legs off and some good group riding later we arrived at the Cafe ready for cake. Re-fueled and a couple of tyres given a bit more P.S.I. with the use of Birkins track pump, oh actually, one riders valve didn’t fit but the Coach and Dave were on hand to give it some elbow grease.
The weather was kind all day and great riding conditions, provided lots of smiles during the miles 😉
Really nice to meet the new riders and see them embrace everything bike (and cake). Well done guys and we will see you on another ride soon 🙂
A big thank you to the ride leaders for a smooth execution, the Wheelers that helped out on the day and the cafe for looking after a big group.
Some comments and pictures from the day
“Lovely ride – I didn’t fall off ( always a bonus) Thank you to everyone that helped – it is appreciated Mx” Michelle
“Thanks everyone for the support and encouragement, especially David for pumping up my tyres. Loved every minute, even the hills. Going out on the road wasn’t something I thought I could do. 🚴♀️😫” Violet
“Thank you for letting me join you for a ride today and for all of your support and encouragement I loved it and it’s now my furthest ride x” Tracey
“All did great. Was a good day and the weather held out for us” Phil
“Thank you for this mornings ride I loved it and everyone was so friendly and the supportive. X” Tracey P
“Great ride loved it and well done everybody” Paul
“Great ride as usual and nice to meet more new people, well done everyone 🙂” Claire
“Thanks for today. Very enjoyable and looking forward to doing more 😉” Lisa
“Big thanks to the wheelers, really enjoyed the ride today and would definitely like to join you again. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly xx” Julie