Sunday 8th February 2022 – I hadn’t been feeling very well, and the weather was awful but I needed fresh air. So I did what I always… Read more “#365daysofbiking Slurry up”
#365daysofbiking Lane’s end
Monday March 8th 2021 – I was discussing online the other day a local lost stub of a lane that used to be Bullmoor Lane. Bullmoor Lane… Read more “#365daysofbiking Lane’s end”
#365daysofbiking A break in the weather
May 23rd – Over to Lichfield for some essential shopping and the closed state of the city was expected, but dragged me down. There was only one… Read more “#365daysofbiking A break in the weather”
#365daysofbiking Taking a toll
December 22nd – I’ve not been riding back from Shenstone or Lichfield much this winter, and the backlands are not the familiar haunts they were, so it… Read more “#365daysofbiking Taking a toll”
May 13th – I was still feeling groggy but it was a lovely day and the outdoors beckoned, so I headed tentatively for a ride, not expecting to get far.
It was a lovely 52 mile ride, actually, fluid and enjoyable, but sadly dogged with mechanical issues. Time to break out the spanners and do a little maintenance I think.
I headed out to Hints through the backlanes of Stonnall and Shenstone, then on to Hopwas, Wigginton, No Mans Heath, Netherseal, Overseal, Coton in the Elms, Catton and back home through Huddlesford and Lichfield.
I haven’t visited the church at Wigginton for a very long time – it’s a remarkable place: Foursquare, built of very red, red brick. The main church dates from 1777 but the Spital Chapel dates from 1272. This is a very historic place.
The flowers are out, hedgerows are verdant and the landscape a patchwork of gold, white and green.
Hard to think that just a few weeks ago the Tame in the same spot was filling the flood channel.
David Oakley will be pleased to see Chilcote Pumping Station remains pretty much unchanged as viewed from Honey Hill. I adore that view.
A great ride that was much better than expected.