An eager bunch of cyclists gathered at the Boot and Shoe for Frank's ride to Wrea Green, encouraged by the excellent forecast for the day. Soon they were heading down towards the cyclepath, bound for Conder Green, Glasson and the lanes, emerging just before Cockerham onto the main road. This they followed through the village, turning off towards Great Crimbles and along Moss Edge, then back on the Pilling road and on to their coffee destination at Bells Farm. After a convivial break, two returned homewards leaving the rest to continue southwards to Cartford Bridge. The sunny skies and light breeze made the journey a delight, unimpeded by the draughty headwinds frequently experienced along this section of the Fylde Coast. Any initial thoughts of a changed lunchtime destination of Great Eccleston were soon amended by early arrival there, so by mutual consent the original plan was reinstated by continuing to Little Singleton and Weeton, crossing the M55 to Great Plumpton and finally arriving at Wrea Green for a relaxing picnic lunch on the Green, basking in the warmth of the pleasantly unexpected September sun.
The return took the riders East to Kirkham, the northwards through Warles, Inskip and eventually to Bilsborrow along the delightful twisty country lanes of the area. There they crossed the A6 and M6 where the route took them northwards along more twists and turns, a most pleasurable ride under the blue skies, warm sun with a scenic view of the clearly outlined fells to the right, the party eagerly looking forward to their tea stop in Scorton. There they could relax and review the day at leisure before completing the final section home via Galgate and the University cycleway, to conclude what was unilaterally agreed as a splendid day out with some 62 miles covered.