Thursday, February 15 – Rivington Lakes

Tonight at 7.30pm I called on my pal to go for a run. At Albert Road, near Chorley New Road we came across half a dozen CTC-ites, so joining them we proceeded on to the Crown Hotel at Horwich. Here a controversy arose as to the route to be followed, and after a while we decided on a run to Anglezarke. Turning up by the Millstone Hotel we climbed the steep hill and so on for half a mile to the turning for Rivington village. It was now starting to rain, so we held a consultation near the village green. At length four of us started for Belmont, a particularly nasty road and almost unrideable in the daytime, let alone the inky starless night. We had not got far, however, when we met with a chap with a puncture, and it got 9.30 before we could continue. Now we retreated by taking the road through Lever Park, arriving in due course at the Crown Hotel in Horwich. The rest of the journey was completed in a downpour of rain and against a high wind. I returned home for 10.30pm.

22 miles, 3 hours