This was a run in two parts to allow Charlie to ride over to Darwen in the morning, and find a suitable café for tea for the afternoon run. The mission being successful, 17 of them had a great time in Sunnyhurst Woods, the municipal park in Darwen. This short run enabled them to plan their strategy for the following Friday, when three of them would start a week long tour of North Wales, with much planning and lots of cycling.
As you will subsequently read, in reality it became a discarded plan and less of the cycling as well. But they were to have a great time.