Here are my cycling companions from today's ride:
On the left is an old friend and ex-housemate of mine, Matt then on the right is today's Human Sat Nav, Abbi and her fella, Jamie. Excellent company all round.
Here's the route they took us on:
As you can see from the uppity-downity, it's been a pretty easy day.
It's been one of my shortest rides so far - only 42 miles - and with a net descent too! I earned it with all the climbing yesterday, I suppose.
It wasn't hill-free but what climbing there was rewarded us with spectacular views...
... and with most of the climbing out of the way early in the day we could just cruise through the rest of the ride. It almost feels like I've had a day off.
We stopped at Abbi's parents for tea and cake - - thanks John and Ange - and then stopped at Matt's flat in Manchester for more of the same. It really couldn't have been much more civilised.
Here we are at the finishing line:
What a lovely day out!