Let’s Start the Year
It’s time for new beginnings as we look forward to better times in 2022.
January’s ride will be an easy-going route that we’ve ridden before – about 18 miles to the north of Shipston on the fairly level roads of the Stour Valley.
We’ll leave the free car park at 10:00 and head out on the Darlingscote Road towards Ilmington, then taking a turn northwards to have our coffee stop at Stalls café on the Alscote Park estate. The return route will be similarly easy going with no significant uphills, to get back to Shipston via Halford. Anyway, we always wait at the tops of more difficult bits for everyone to catch up; no-one is ever left behind.
At present the weather forecast for next Saturday is cold and greyish (well, it is January!) but at least it’s not wet. Keep an eye on the forecast and come suitably clad. Make sure your bike is checked for winter road conditions – pumped up tyres, secure brakes and working lights. You will, of course, need cash or card for your coffee and cake.
COVID rules still apply – Please don’t come on the ride if you have symptoms or have recently tested positive or should be self-isolating. Wear a face mask for entering the café or when close to other riders while off your bike.
Any questions – please contact me by phone or email. 01962 661288 07762 358466 [email protected]
I look forward to seeing you on the ride on Saturday.