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Tax Dodger's Run 2018

Mick leach writes:
Last year Ruth and I discovered this little village up on a ridge in Derbyshire called Bretton where the dark peak and white peak meet.  There is a pub there called the Barrel Inn that is so popular that a lunch stop would have been impractical but the view from up there is stunning. I was intent on incorporating this in a run but the 7th Tax dodgers run wasn't to be lucky 7 with regard to weather which had turned sour. When I set off from home I had already had several texts from people saying they couldn't make it so I was wondering if there would be anybody at Marston's.  I couldn't have been more wrong,  Eleven other riders and our travelling photographer Brian accompanied me on the run up to the Yondermann cafe where I think we all enjoyed the food and the natter. Unfortunately Malcolm Bridges could not proceed any further ,his back tyre was completely deflated.  He called the breakdown and apparently he had to wait till 4.30pm before he could leave the Yondermann. The run home was along the ridge past the Barrel Inn and down into Grindleford then on to Calver where we joined the Chesterfield road through Baslow and over Beeley moor to Crich.  From Crich we dropped down to Cromford and through Wirksworh to Duffield where we followed lanes through Kedleston back to Hilton.  The weather was a big disappointment but the company was great .  Thanks to all those who shared the day.