42 miles with North Cheshire Clarion

A beautiful sunny day in Cheshire as 14 (yes 14!) riders set off from Appleton Thorn on a large loop round Cheshire

The pace was pretty brisk with the first 12 miles or so being covered at an average speed greater than 17mph.  The early morning chill soon warmed up and we made it to the cafe stop with a short sprint in order to be at the front of the queue!  Cake watchers will be keen to learn that I enjoyed a very nice scone.  Incidentally that’s pronounced like it rhymes with “stone” – that’s what the “e” is for!

The pace eased off a bit as we completed the circle – weighed down by cake and the increasing temperature no doubt!  Overall we did 42.6 miles at an average of 15.9mph on a very flat 1025ft.  The 1971kcals more than made up for the scone!  Finally, so far my knee seems to be behaving itself, which is good news.  Fingers and toes crossed it stays that way.

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