In bright sunny conditions 6 riders left Whalley on our inaugural 50km Challenge ride.
Since there was no time limit we only got through the lanes as far as Waddington before the group decided on a brew stop at the cafe to review our progress and take a breather before the major climb of the day - the 'Col de Grindleton'.
From Bolton by Bowland the group tackled the long drag to Wigglesworth with fine sunny views of Ingleborough and Pen Y Ghent, with respite at Gardenmakers for lunch.
The nice long descent to Sawley and an ice cream stop at Chatburn was reward for the morning's hard work.
The 6 riders completing the ride were:-
- Harry Taylor,
- David Tinker,
- Tim O' Brien,
- Peter Catterall,
- Mick Stone
- and particular congratulations to relative newcomer Carol Higgins for a sterling and determined performance.
Congratulations to all who took part.