With the exception of one ride last September, this was our first official club ride since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, in March 2020!. It's hard to believe, that, as a group, we've been effectively closed for over 12 months.

It was great to meet up again today with seven of us setting off from Whalley under a cloudy sky, even with the prospects of rain on the horizon.

Arriving at Chipping, around 11:00am, and the clouds thickening, we decided that our scheduled destination, to look at the bluebells at Calder Vale, was probably not that great an idea if we wanted to avoid a soaking, so decided on an early lunch and  loop back via Longridge.

It didn't rain though, so we divered to Inglewhite and a group photo to mark the occasion, by the monument there.

Heading back through Longridge, we even managed an outdoor brew stop at the Potters Barn in Ribchester before returning to Whalley for 3:30pm.

Overall, 37 miles covered, which is respectable for our short rides, and better than we expected at the outset.

We're now looking forward to more of the team returning next week on our next ride.