Just three riders ventured out for our final challenge ride of the year - the 100 mile Challenge.

Originally scheduled for the 26th July, we'd had to postpone the event due to the appalling weather. Luckily we got it right today, with a cool start, it soon warmed up, and with hardly a breee, it was perfect conditions for the ride.

Setting off from Whalley, we headed out through Bashall Eaves, Waddington and Bolton-by-Bowland up to Settle for Breakfast, where the over generous portions saw us right through to a late lunch at 2:30pm.

After breakfast we headed over Stackhouse Lane to Austwick, Bentham and Wray before joining the cycle path at Caton straight into Lancaster for a brew at Woodies at the Crook-o-Lune. Continuing along the cylce path we followed the River Lune all the way to Conder Green for a late lunch at Cafe-de-Lune before starting our homeward journey via Garstang and Great Eccleston.

We had a further stop for our sandwiches near Broughton (by this time cafes were closed), before the final leg through Longridge and Ribchester, and our favourite climb up past Marles Wood.

All three of arrived safely back in Whalley at around 7:30pm, having completed the challenge.

Congratulations to all three riders...

  • Jackie Duerden
  • Jim Duerden
  • Mark Clegg

... especially to Jackie on her first century!.