you may recall that we were planning rides for all the family through this summer.
We started well with the family treasure hunt - despite it being mothers day and then raining on us.
But May was too wet - although one family braved it but could not find a cafe.
June was the cycleway rides - 25 miles - did anyone do that one? it was even wetter than May, I think.
July and August I had somewhat given up, although we went to New Forest rides, which was great fun. There are competitions for small people,and a time trial, lots of varied rides each day. The new site they are using, now the second year, has its own outdoor-but-heated swimming pool - which was also great!
Then September - which has nearly gone - we planned a new Audax, short ride of 50km, two weeks ago. (short compared to the 100 and 200 km's!!). I did ride that, and we had a very nice day (despite the forecast), and a very nice route (if I say so myself, having planned it last year!).
So that only leaves one more ride for the year - another Audax on the 22nd October. Meeting over at Bala it is a 60km ride, for which the plan was to build up towards over the summer - but that has not happened! However, you are still more than welcome to join us - let me know if you want to come and I will send you more information. If the weather holds it will be beautiful!
I think there is a real wish for family rides in Chester, but I am afraid that although I have the enthusiasm, I do not have the time, and I have missed the chance with my two who are now teenagers and cannot get back out on a bike! one day.
Happy to support and advise anyone who can and wants to take this initiative on; but I will not be planning any dates or rides for next year. It is a shame, as i believe children riding together maintain and sustain their riding for longer.
Hope to see you in Bala, or somewhere soon!