WMCC Rideout March 2023


This months official ride out got off to a great start with an amazing turnout of 18 riders! We welcome all riders regardless of bike style or engine size and this month was one of our regular 50 – 125cc friendly ride, which means I got to pop my group ride cherry! (Im a real biker now Mids! 😅😅😅)

It seems to be a recurring theme of our group rides recently that one unlucky rider falters at the first hurdle, not managing to get away from the initial meet up. This time it was the turn of Kev on his Yamaha FZ as he started losing fuel from his carb overflow, but that didnt stop him, he got his bike home, reinstalled a carb on his Moto Guzzi Mille and joined us later in the ride.

Todays ride was headed for Jodrell Bank. As always the cheshire back roads provide plenty of interesting riding and scenery. As is always the way on the country roads, we got stuck behind a tractor from Lymm until about half a mile from our final destination. Our ride co-ordinator Matt was incredibly restrained as he led the pack, instead taking the time to help our less experienced riders with hand signals and making sure we all got to our destination safely.

After a (very) sedaate ride we arrived at our destination, and after a short while, a few members decided to stop for a coffee at the car park cafe at Jodrell, while the rest of us decided to hit a bike shop and cafe in Macclesfield.

One of our members, had some intel on a bike shop and cafe in macclesfield, so armed with an address, Matt led the way and after only one bum turn we made our way to Geared2Go. Leah was more than a little surprised when one minute the garage parking at the shop was almost empty, and then 30 seconds later 15 variously hairy bikers are filling the garage with an urgent need for coffee! Up for the Challenge, Leah sprang in to action and in no time had us all fed and watered and happily browsing the great selection of gear in the shop.

Before heading off, Leah and Ant asked for a group picture and we were more than happy to oblige! Thanks for the hospitality guys!

It was time to head back, and after my bike needing a push start due to a dead battery we all hit the road home. With no tractors getting in the way this time, a lively and reasonably spirited ride home was had by all.