The final Whizz Kids event of 2018 took place yesterday with the family ride from Welland Park and in very spring-like conditions eleven riders rolled out for our 75 minute ride along the canal. Riders first had to encounter the climb up to the summit of Logan St and then a detour through the historic wharf and a run down the new cycle path alongside the A6 before joining the canal at the garage. A steady out and back route passing only a couple of dog walkers we rode in blissful solitude compared with the mayhem down in town centres around the country. The ride also provided my most sustained views of kingfisher and we follows this elusive bird both ways along the water before we descended back to the cafe for a welcome mugfull. Thanks to Ian and Simon for providing escort duties and to the riders and parents joining us for the ride.
Our next ride will be the Brampton Valley Way family ride on January 12th and in the meantime have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.