3 Loops Audax

Ade's Road Cycling Blog

Yes, it’s a Vulcan bomber…

Today I rode the 3 Loops audax – one of John Perrin’s 200k audaxes.  As ever the hospitality was absolutely first-rate, and for once John had even remembered to order the good weather!

Ade's Road Cycling Blog

Ade's Road Cycling Blog

3853ft climbing

The ride basically loops around the Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall.  I rode with some great people today – Neil from the club, a guy I rode a 300k with a while back, some guys from Macclesfield Wheelers and the usual Saddleworth Clarion guys (including old pal Chris). I shared a table at the Farm with Peter Bond, who was on his best joke-cracking form – always good to see him.

Things of note that happened

1) The sun was out.  Yes that’s right.  The sun.

2) A Halifax bomber went over whilst I was eating a slice of John’s famous Rocky Road.  (I don’t think there’s a connection).  Awesome (the Halifax and the Rocky Road)

3) A Vulcan bomber went over us.  Twice.  More awesome.

4) We got caught up in the National Road Race.  They weren’t that fast.  Honest.

5) I had a lovely slice of cottage pie at John’s at the end.

Ride Stats : 131.5 miles in 7hrs 9m @ 18.4mph average.  3853ft of climbing, average HR 139bpm, 5207kcals used

Strava ride here

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