7 riders turned up at the football club for the run to Blundellsands Sailing Club to support the club and RNLI.

Dave led us off to Wrightington where there was a classic vehicle gathering being held. We didn’t stop but carried on through Robin Hood to Appley Bridge. Then to Upholland where we crossed the M58 on the way to Rainford. From here it was cross country to Clieves Hills for a quick stop to take in the view over the countryside to the Mersey and Liverpool Bay, then on to Downholland Cross past Farmer Teds to Hightown and the Sailing club.

The club was just setting up for the day so with the bar opening we took some refreshment and enjoyed the sunshine as the BBQ was being set up. There were many stalls inside the club doing raffles and some handcrafted items on a stall outside. Soon the BBQ was in action and most of us took in a burger or hot sausage as lunch and many finished off with ice cream.

Joe left us at this point and at about 20 minutes later we all left the club so as not to disturb the Shanty Crew, who were about to start their performance, to ride back to Dave’s place at Scarisbrick.

Just as we were arriving at Dave’s house who should we see passing in the opposite direction but Joe. He must have been taking the scenic route home!

Lawrie and Anne had arrived before us so we all gathered around on the garden furniture in the warm sunshine to chat and have a drink and a great deal of lovely cream cakes that Rose had baked for us. It was a nice relaxing end to the run but I had to leave at about 3:20pm as I had a visitor coming so I bid farewell to all and headed home.

I hope the Sailing club made a lot of money for the RNLI and I offer great thanks to Dave and Rose for making our trip back so nice.