This year's Downhill Competition was held as usual on Bridestones Hill, at the Rushton Spencer end of Bosley Cloud.
On a bright but cool morning Rob Bailey, Mike Workman, Bob Grainger, Pam and Phil Fern, Roy Aitken and myself assembled at the Unicorn for a pleasant potter out to the venue. We ambled through Mottram St Andrew to Gawsworth, where we met the girls - Joan and Ann who had driven out and then proceeded to the café at the Garden Centre where we partook of coffee and toasted teacakes before commencing the tough climb to the top of Bridestones.
Rob - being on fixed-wheel - elected to be the measurer and then the contest was on in earnest.
Bob Grainger set first mark but was passed by Pam. Roy improved the mark but was passed by Phil who in turn succumbed to Mike. This just left defending champion Pete to come down, but having lost half a stone over the summer proved to be his undoing as he could manage no better than fourth place - pretty pathetic for a defending champion, But congratulations to Mike on an excellent victory.
After the event we called in at the Knot Inn at Rushton for a good lunch, then went our separate ways home. Another good day awheel.