Sometimes in life it’s time to stop doing what you enjoy, and pay some dedicated time to other family members.
With young families, my brother in law Simon and I get very little time together and no quality time to speak of in the last couple of years. With his birthday fast approaching, I decided to redress this by trying to get some good face-time together as a little treat to him.
So the two of is went and stayed in a pub. Then got up, and rode our bikes.
Because Gisburn Forest is only 40 minutes drive away, it’s very difficult to have more than a polite half in the fantastic Dog & Partridge there, and as well as being a great pub with brilliant food and home-baked ales, it’s successful trading is almost all down to the mountain bikers who pass through and use it as a watering hole – for bike and throat.
So… an ideal spot for a chinwag with Simon and a lovely ride in the morning to boot.
Gave me great pleasure to introduce Simon to his first trail centre ride, and the February weather was very kind to us.