Welcome to my first post here on my new website LongDistanceCyclist.co.uk.
And so I begin this blog with a recent recollection of yesterday’s January ride out with Tea Gardens Cycle Crew, a group of cycling friends who venture out most weekends from Waltham in Lincolnshire.
After only last week introducing the TGCC to the cafe at Wickenby Airfield; and with the head wind in that direction it was decided the day before that it would be our cafe stop for the day. So we ventured out on Saturday into a deceptively cold start to the ride against a chilly wind.
We crossed over the Lincolnshire Wolds and down through Market Rasen before soon arriving at Wickenby Airfield close to the market town of Wragby in Lincolnshire.
After a reasonably priced coffee/tea and late breakfast we got back onto our bikes and headed towards Wragby which meant heading South again into the wind much to my amusement.
From the traffic lights in the market place we turned North and with wind on our sails we were soon steadily climbing back onto the Lincolnshire Wolds through the small village of Hainton.
Several miles later we were rolling down into Wold Newton and with a brisk wind on our backs the inevitable race to get to East Ravendale ensued. After a short pootle up Ashby Hill it was a speedy descent back home towards into North East Lincolnshire.