ONLY three riders showed up on January 18 for the B ride to New Mills.

We headed out of Bury, in dry but cold conditions, via Heap Brow and Birch and on to Victoria Avenue to Hollinwood.

Then it was through picturesque Daisy Nook and on to Ashton. Nigel and Brian continued via Dukinfield and Hyde, while John turned towards Stalybridge and rode through Mossley, Uppermill and tackled the stiff climb to Grains Bar.

After a fast descent to Shaw, the homeward route continued through Milnrow and Rochdale.

There was a good turnout for the B run to Walton-le Dale on January 25, which included new rider Jordan.

Some decided on a shorter trip to Tockholes cafe, while the others took the more circular, scenic route to Walton-le-Dale.

The climb to Affetside warmed us up, then it was down to Walves and on to Edgworth before a left turn took us up to the Strawbury Duck pub where a short stretch of rough stuff brought us on to the road out of Chapeltown.

We climbed to the A666 then forked right onto the quiet lanes to Belmont before a very fast descent towards Rivington.

We turned right before Rivington and dropped to Anglezarke Reservoir before travelling along the undulating lanes to White Coppice, Lower Copthurst and Brindle before the drop to our destination.