Saturday D Group Spin 5th September 2020

Post date: Sep 07, 2020 3:0:11 PM

Members enjoying the tea stop at Tullynally Castle on Saturday 5th September

Saturday D group spin 5th September 2020

Saturday a large group assembled at O' Brien's. Word had spread a member of the group was celebrating a major milestone so everyone wanted to be in on the act. For safety and social distancing the groups split into 2. The first group under the capable leadership of Ulrika and Tosh headed out towards Ballinafid. Hot on their heels the second group followed.

It was a leisurely spin to Ballinafid and onto Multyfarnham. From here the group took the scenic route to Coole. The customary tea/scone stop was arranged for Tullynally Castle. Elaine and her excellent staff had the tables ready and beautiful homemade scones for everyone.

The Birthday boy (Jim Murray) was left speechless when a cake was presented and a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" could be heard around the courtyard. Poor Jim, for once in his life had no reply.

Once refreshed the first group headed into Castlepollard and Tosh brought them on the scenic lake road and into Collinstown. From here it was cross country towards Clonkill and home.

The second group headed for Bratty road and cross country back to town. Both groups had a respectable distance and everyone returned safely.

A warm welcome to the new faces this morning. I hope you all enjoyed your first outing with the Lakeside Wheelers and we look forward to seeing you next week, if we didn't put you off.