Spring is on her throne

Looking over Hoe Grange

Looking over Hoe Grange

As many of you will be aware, last Saturday was my first long dayride of the year – a bit of a tradition in spring, and something I intend to do more of this year.

I set out in the early morning, up through Lichfield, Tutbury and Brailsford to Cromford, then up the High Peak Trail to Parsley Hay, back down the Tissington Trail to Ashbourne, through Mappleton and Blore to Ilam, then up through Throwley and over the Weaver Hills to Ellastone.

I returned home via Rocester, Uttoxeter, Rugeley and Longdon, after a decent ride of 121 miles.

It was a ride in decent weather, warm with little wind; overcast in the morning, but the day ended in bright sunshine. All in all, great cycling.

The spring is beautiful this year, and the wildflowers profuse. If you can, get up there while the season is still on her throne.

For more of this sort of thing, please check out my 365daysofbiking journal

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5 Responses to Spring is on her throne

  1. Warren Parry says:

    Lovely ride and photos Bob, bet it took you the whole day? i might give that route a try myself. Thanks.

  2. Brilliant pictures, as usual Bob. Love the views.

  3. Dave (Eddy) Edwards says:

    What a joy

  4. Trojan Driveways says:

    Brilliant pictures, such lovely views!

  5. Trevor says:

    Wow Bob, I really miss the country side in your summer it looks beautiful glad you enjoyed your day out, Trev

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