Fairburn – 19 Jun 21

Undeterred by the Tesco van driver’s assurances that even bikes wouldn’t be able to get through the “Road Ahead Closed” blockage, seven tandems rode on. Whether it was stubbornness, curiosity or simply rising to the challenge, Drew had rightly worked out that if the road was open to pedestrians it wouldn’t pose a hindrance to cyclists. The problem was, there was nothing to suggest foot traffic could get past the sink hole on one side and the rain filled gully on the other. But it wasn’t within Trekkers remit to give up and go back. And we didn’t.

It was yet another superb Saturday sauntering around Fairburn’s quiet lanes – all capped off with the customary cafe stop back at Birkin Fisheries.

And fantastic to be joined by Richard on his maiden away from base ride. L-plates decidedly not required, Richard.

Richard and Martin bump elbows
John T leads Jules around the obstacles
And Richard ensuring Tariq gets through safely
Post road closure group shot
Post ride bacon butties never tasted this good
Charles explaining to Keith he’s considering becoming a vegetarian. The conversation has an interesting ending which defies being committed to print

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