Minipips, James and I went out for a pleasant ride over to Romiley to visit the Polocini Coffee Shop.
Run by cyclists and for cyclists, it is a great place with proper coffee and lovely food.
The route we took from New Mills where James lives, was all off road, following the Peak Forest Canal into Romiley. James knew this route, but we'd not been past Marple before on the canal. The above picture taken by James shows us heading over the Marple Aquaduct.
The home made cakes were as usual very good at the cafe. I'd seen via they're twitter feed that they made a dish called Rijsttaart, a Belgian rice tart which Minipips wouldn't try. I however did and it was lovely.
Tom was given a new bidon and will be getting one of their test team jerseys when they next get some.
We headed back home on the road taking in a few hills, where minipips tried to outsprint the grown ups.
Not a long ride, 29K and 500m of hills, but a very pleasant day out.