Once again the call northwards was answered.
The LBC Northern Chapter was having another Brompton Ride in Sheffield. After having so much fun on the last LBC: Sheffield 2013
Looking at the weather there was a chance of rain but as it turned out it only rained while I drove up with John M who accompanied me on the long drive to Sheffield. Parking at those lovely folks at "Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative" I met up with a Ann M, David P, Mr. O & the organizer Alan K & his lovely other half & made our way down to Sheffield Train Station where everyone was meeting up.
|Everyone checking over the B's|
|The gathering of B's|
After a brief talk about our little tour of Sheffield everyone ready for the off....
|Style and beauty|
|On top of a hill over looking Sheffield|
|John M, Ann M & David P|
|Yes thats me and the legend|
Our guide Mick who knew pretty much everything about Sheffield and its history was great at putting the great history of the town in a good way, thoroughly entertaining.
|John M, Ann M & David P enjoying themselfs|
|Ann M's grenade dust-caps|
|Another informative stop|
Now finally it was the high point of the ride for me, having lunch at a pub called "The Black Cat" and have myself PROPER Yorkshire Pudding. I was not disappointed.
|BBB nicely tucked away|
In the Black Cat Pub we had a little room reserved all for ourselves. The staff where very helpful and I admit even quicker with the yummy food. Big thanks to everyone at The Black Cat for accommodating us so well.
|Proper Yorkshire Pudding, lamb sausages, potatoes wedges and mushy peas|
The lunch was sooo good I found it a little harder getting on BBB let alone going up the remaining hills of Sheffield.
Entering into the Sheffield Botanical Gardens where everything was in bloom and looking perfect.
|BBB enjoying the early bloomers|
After the Sheffield Botanical Gardens we visited the Shepard Wheel Workshop which had a fully working water wheel and original workshop.
While on this ride we would be riding some of the places this year's Tour De France will be taking place. Ofcourse there will be a few hills involved and I did have a little trouble going up a few of the steeper hills. Alan K allowed me to borrow his Brompton for one of these hills which has reduced gearing so it would be easier to go up hills. I have to say it was alot easier so that will be BumbleB's next major upgrade in the very near future.
|Come on bear, bring it!|
We all headed towards the station where most of the others had trains to catch back to their home, locals popped into the pub next door for a drink or 2. Me and John M headed back to the car at Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative where we are allowed to park our cars for the day.
Special thanks to everyone involved with this now annual Brompton Ride in Sheffield. Always good to see Alan & Janet K, Mick for the wonderful guided tour of a very interesting city.
Sheffield Ride Data
Thanks for making a wonderful day possible, Mr. B.ReplyDelete
My pleasure Sir :)Delete