The Second Annual Holly Run

by Adam on 12, November, 2012

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, it is that time of year again, well nearly, we have moved the Holly Run through to this side of Christmas not wanting to chance our arm with the Weather gods twice on the run.

We have a slightly different format this year to last year, hopefully you will approve?

On the Saturday we will meet at Wilmslow train station, looking to set off at ten ante-meridian as promptly as The Guvnors Assembly can manage, light is against us a little at this time of year and even though we should have plenty of time to complete the ride in daylight we may as well push on rather than stand around in a forlorn car park.

The actually ride is a little over thirty miles with a tea stop around the ten mile mark and a pub lunch just over twenty miles, as ever we will be pottering along at a steady pace, I think it is fair to say we have always managed to return with as many riders as we set out with, even gained a few on the odd occasion.

The route sticks to the Cheshire Plain, and while pretty is most certainly gentle riding.

We aim to be back in Wilmslow before dark (although it maybe worth packing lights just on the off chance). Mr Booster has been good enough to organise a table at the King William pub for us all in the evening for our tea. We dined her last year, unusually for a traditional pub they serve a really rather good Tapas with portion sizes to satisfy the hungriest of riders.

The Sunday is a little different, with a view to riders needing to set off home at various times we have a little plan.

Mr Booster has kindly offered to lead a slightly more strenuous route than the previous day, although having ridden the route we are happy to vouch for the quality of the ride with a few interesting little twists. Mr Booster has suggested a start time between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. returning back to base around 3:00p.m. again the route is about thirty miles with a couple of well chosen pit-stops.

For those of us who will need to be off a little earlier, your humble writer will take anyone interested for a little potter, we can adjust the return time to suit but if possible Mr Booster’s ride is well worth doing.

So, Ladies and Gentlemen, there you have it. We look forward to seeing a few new faces and renewing old friendships, any questions pop over to the forum you may even get a sensible reply.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: