On Friday 27th July a women-only ride was arranged as part of Cycling UK’s Womens’ Festival of Cycling, which saw events being organised throughout the month of July all over the country. Unfortunately, as Social Secretary, I didn’t try hard enough to advertise the event, so only 4 of us turned up. However we were very pleased to meet Angela Singleton for the first time, who is on our mailing list and was tempted to try this event.
We enjoyed a leisurely ride along the Lune Cycleway to Conder Green, then on to Ashton Hall Garden Centre for morning coffee. Anne and Jan both had to be home for the afternoon, so just Angela and I extended the ride and looped around via Galgate to Scorton and a second pleasant refreshment stop at Daisy Clough, before making our way back to Conder Green via Cockerham and Glasson. We took the cycle track as far as Aldcliffe, then went up into the village, and down to the canal-side before returning through the town centre to Millennium Bridge. We posed for a couple of photos before taking the cycle track to Bare where we parted our ways for the return home.
35 miles was a rewarding distance for our new recruit and we hope it will inspire her to ride with us again soon.