the first ever NWAlpsCC organised road ride. Incorporating a few very mild off road sections to simulate the up coming Tour of the Black Country sportive. Thankfully the head wind encountered on the recce route had dropped and it was a very pleasant day. The only negative thing was a blocked cyclepath that took some navigating past and a very busy race course where a rowing competition (on the river, not the race course!) was taking place. Post ride i did suffer a very sore right hamstring that coused me to limp about the next day.