We were pleased to welcome John back today for his first ride since his kidney donation. It was so cold and breezy this morning that we delayed our start until 11am, browsing through photos of club rides from several years ago. We then rode along the old road to Ashburton with the aim of riding around the nearby lanes and finishing up with a visit to the relatively new Brick House café, but when we arrived the youngsters voted for café first, which of course meant there would be no lane ride at all. The warmth and good food were welcome, but on the downside it did take them half an hour to make up the order.
We left at around 1pm, bought some lunch from the co-op and returned home via Buckfast. As it turned out, this was quite long enough for John’s first ride, so it worked out fine in the end.
Leaving the Brick House café, Ashburton