Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Graded Ride out with local RoSPA group - Staffordshire Advanced Riders

Graded Ride out with local RoSPA group - Staffordshire Advanced Riders -

Here is the ride report from Mole:
'Hi All, it has fallen to me to report on the GRD from last Sunday (16th) so here with a short note to report on the ride.
One word adequately describes the day EXCELLENT! top notch roads, top notch scenery (when going slow enough to see it all!) and a top notch group.
Well done Chairman John on leading us through some of the best riding roads in Wales and nice to see such a good turn out for the last GRD of the season.
Nine riders rode out from Eccy fire station on what looked like it might be a wet one but apart from some light precipitation in the odd spot it remained dry.
The nine included a surprise but welcome appearance of Nigel Bowers our friendly local ROSPA examiner who came along for the ride. Good to see you Nigel and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
We headed out and after a brief period on the boring stuff to get us round the other side of Telford the fun started and didn’t stop till we got home some 240 miles later.
Our route took us via Much Wenlock, Craven Arms, Clun, Newtown , Machynlleth (for lunch), Llangollen, whitchurch and then home.
As you can imagine with JC leading the route did not stick to the A roads and many "off the beaten track" B roads where taken to maximize the enjoyment.
A brilliant day was had by all. To top it all we even learnt a thing or two like the benefits of "radio assisted overtaking" now that does add a whole new dimension!!!!
Thanks again to one and all and I for one can not wait till the next one, get those radios charged JC!
To end just a reminder - we have our second club talk by Nigel at the fire station coming up on Thursday 27th of October, meet at 19.00hr kick off at 19.30 sharp.
Cheers all.

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