Penistone – 14 Mar 20

Anyone who can think as far back as last year will remember that our first three planned Penistone rides had to be cancelled because of lousy weather. Not so in 2020.

15 Tandems and a solo (yes another record smashed) made the most of a lovely March morning on what must be one of our favourite rides. The fact that Paul can’t count, and loaded one too few bikes, was sorted with Britt’s superb suggestion of hiring a tandem from the bike rental place behind Julie’s Cafe. Cost us £20.00.

But guess what. On our return from Dunford Bridge we helped sort out a puncture saving a couple of cyclists a five mile walk. Such was their gratitude, they donated £20.00 to our funds. All’s well that ends well!

Mike and Ali on the tandem we hired
And Mike’s muddied face shows what happens when you hire bikes without mudguards
Julie’s Cafe – Scene 01
Julie’s Cafe – Scene 02
Danny and Joanne at Dunford Bridge
Josh and Diarmuid – also at Dunford Bridge
Chris and Andy ready to ride Chris’s superb tandem back to Penistone
Steve and Jade in the foreground with Simon and Saj behind
And finally, Simon and Saj in the foreground

Leeds Road Track – 07 Mar 20

After three wet and windswept months, it was absolutely brilliant to be back in the saddle once again. And what a way to start the season. 12 Pilots and 12 Stokers, together with 3 Visitors , enjoyed a great session at our Leeds Road base.

A very special welcome to Pilot Michael and Stokers Silver, Sophie, Matthew and Michelle who joined us for the first time. You were all magnificent and we hope to see lots more of you as 2020 progresses.

Andrew C. and Michelle astride the latest addition to our fleet.

And today’s icing on the cake was the maiden outing of the latest addition to our fleet: A Silver Viking kindly donated by the Dave Rayner Trust. It’s a brilliant bike as was demonstrated today by the numbers of Trekkers, itching to give it a go. So, Paul C., if you’re reading this, please do pass on our most grateful thanks to everyone at the Trust for their generosity.

New Pilot Michael C. and son Stan
David J and Catherine also giving the recently donated Silver Viking a run for its money.
New Stoker Silver and Old Pilot Keith with one of our Orbits.
“I’ve missed you!” Haj and Diane catching up with each other.
Peter and Ahmed resting between laps.
Ali deep in conversation.
Apparently, Joanne, Matthew and Michelle have known each other since school days.
And last, but not least, Dez, Charles and David G, aka the 3 Monkeys, pose for the camera.