If you have decided not to ride with Ernest, why not join us? Departing from Langwathby at 9.30 we will cycle 14 miles in a southerly loop to Melmerby tea shop for coffee, then north along the fellside before dropping down into Staffield for the lunch provided by Anne - about 12 more miles. How far we go on the way home will depend on how full we are after lunch, but Pam is very kindly hosting a birthday tea for me with cream tea and bubbly (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), served al fresco on her terrace with an idyllic view over the River Eden. The forecast is for dry weather and even some sunny intervals - what's not to like?
Donations for the catering will be given to Anne Faulder's charity, Genesis research Trust The money will be used to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting a mother and her baby. All money goes directly to Genesis Research. Anne says many thanks for any donations given. This is all part of Anne's trip to cycle Madagascar! I say 'thank you' to Pam for helping me to celebrate my birthday!