The newly formed group has a membership of over twelve riders, with a wide selection of bikes. During the winter months we took the opportunity to meet up at Horizons for coffee to share around ideas on how to operate and to devise an appropriate ride protocol (how not to lose people on a ride!).
It was agreed we would try and arrange a formal ride at least once a month between April and September and whenever possible arrange other ad hoc (scratch) rides when the weather looked good. So far the group has had two formal rides and three scratch rides.
For April Gerry led six bikes and one pillion on a figure of eight round Mawdesley and Croston then on to Southport Carousel for refreshments. In May Richard led four bikes on a ride to Rivington, Belmont and then on to Vaughns Country Cafe at Tockholes, back through Croston, Parbold and Dalton, excellent views and excellent food.
We managed two scratch rides in April. Mike and Jill led five bikes to Glasson Dock for lunch and then to Knott End for ice cream and a look at the Lowry statue, (see photo). Richard led three bikes to Youles Motorcycle Dealers in Blackburn to take Marilyn’s Triumph for a safety recall.
There is always a danger in a biker going into a dealership, all those shiny new bikes. Richard almost bought a new one!
The group is still open to new members. If you have a bike (any size) and are keen to ride to interesting places at sensible speeds (within speed limits) during the week then please get in touch.