Iron Butt Ride out – Sunday 23rd July.

In brief, the ride out is a North Wales and Anglesey Circular Ride with full details and routes given as per previous email.

Starting point is Lymm Truckstop Services, main car park. Briefing will be at 8.45am for an early 9.00 am start. Empty bladder and full tank.

1st stop is also a Fuel stop at Betws-Y-Coed.

2nd stop is at Llanberis Slate Museum

3rd stop is for fuel only on Anglesey at Llanfair PG just over the Brittania Bridge

4th stop will be for coffee at Jed’s ( One Stop HOG ) new place in Rhos-Goch

5th stop will be at Molfre for an early tea if needed

6th stop for fuel only at Beaumaris petrol station

Final stop on return will be at Chester Services for goodbye and fuel if needed.

For calculation mileage from start at Lymm TS to passing Lymm TS on return is around 245 miles plus travelling to and from there. Expect around 300 miles.

The Met office Weather forecast given Friday 21st early am at the moment is only showing light chances of light showers in those above areas we will be passing through.

Final email will go out on Saturday pm confirming current forecast etc.

Picnic ride – Thursday, 20th July

Picnic Ride, 20th July

The original destination for this ride was Barley but the parking area was full of pot holes, mud and water when it was recce’d and with some rain forecast before Thursday it will probably be in the same condition so the destination has been changed to the pretty village of Downham.

The ride will start from Decathlon, Stockport. Meeting at 6.30pm with brief at 6.45pm and leaving no later than 7.00pm. The ride will take the familiar route of M60, M66 and A56 as far as the M65 where we will cross the roundabout onto the A6068. This is followed by a left turn onto the A671 through Whalley before a right turn onto the A59 for a short while before turning off through Chatburn and onto the Pendle road to Downham where we can eat our picnics on the green.

The return will follow the Pendle Road through Barley, Barrowford and the A6068 and onto the A56 to Rising Bridge where the ride will terminate.

A full tank of fuel is required, no fuel stops on this ride.