Glyn Ceiriog 'Social' Ride - 22nd Jan
Unexpected snow, given the surrounding weather and the forecast, made this a spectacular ride around the Ceiriog Valley. It's a stunning area with some great trails, which was made even more fun by the white stuff.
On this ride we followed my Gyrn Moelfre - Medium route
Hayfield 'Social' Ride - 12th Feb
This Social ride around Hayfield was definitely one of the most wintery I have ever done. Despite the lack of feeling in our fingers and toes we all still managed to have a very enjoyable ride. There are only pictures of the first half because after that I wasn't taking my hand out of my glove again!
On this ride we followed my Rowarth Route.
Rivington Pike 'Social' Ride - 12th Mar
On this ride we followed my Rivington Pike route.
Hebden Bridge 'Social' Ride - 23rd Apr
On this ride we followed my Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor route.
Clwydian Range 'Social' Ride - 14th May
On this ride we followed my Cilcain Circuit route.
Long Mynd 'Social' Ride - 4th June
Pont Scethin 'Guided Ride' - 01 Sep 17
This was my first proper 'mountain' bike ride since dislocating my shoulder. While the email conversation led to the idea of an XC ride once I met John, saw his bike and had a chat a quick change of plan saw us take on the Pont Scethin route. Thankfully my shoulder held up on the rocky trails and I had a great time riding with John. After all the previous rain we seemed to enjoy a bonus day of summer with warm air and great views. All the better for enjoying some of the best trails in Snowdonia.
Loughrigg Fell 'Guided Ride' - 24 Sep 17
For the first Social ride back after my shoulder injury I decided to go to the Lake District and ride my Loughrigg Fell route. We had a great autumn ride with beautiful colours and wet rocky trails, that kept us on our toes. It was great to be out in such stunning scenery again, which made the pint at the end taste even sweeter