One of our favourites today, a ride out from Whalley to Knott End. It's always a good ride when we get to the seaside, you really feel like you've been somewhere.

Taking our usual route out via Ribchester and Longridge, then onwards through Broughton, taking in part of the Guild Wheel. Next on to Cartford Bridge, and up past Wardleys Creek (The tide was in for a change!) to Knott End for a picnic lunch on the sea wall.

It was a nice day, the tide was in and there was a mild westerly wind. Normally we'd then head up the coast to Pilling before heading back, but then somebody suggested getting the Ferry across to Fleetwood...

After the short crossing we then headed down the full length of the Fylde Coast to Lytham. The mildish westerly wind hitting the coast where it was deflected north, into something a little stronger, making the south bound flattest part of the ride into the hardest part of the day.

After ice creams in St. Annes, we finally turned back inland, through Kirkham and back to Broughton finally retracing our route back to Whalley.