The weather was glorious and with so much going on - the Donkey Derby on Saturday afternoon - fantastic fun watching the youngsters jog along on 'donkey-back' all to raise money for Frodsham Cricket Club. I am really impressed with how well run the club is and the excellent work they are doing in bringing youngsters on. Whilst none of the donkeys I placed a bet on won - I did win a coconut from the coconut shy - no-one was more surprised than me! It also meant I could play 'Bear Grylls' later when breaking into it!
In the evening the choral society put on a concert at the Community Centre - the second half was a concert version of HMS Pinafore - it reawakened in me my latent love of all things G&S. Great concert.
Sunday morning brought the Liverpool-Chester bike ride (or further distances if you are up to it). My son and I made it in 2 hours 20 minutes - an average speed of 12 mph! I think next year he really ought to do the 60 mile or the 90 mile versions. As he pointedly observed when I suggested I was first for the shower - he hadn't broken sweat!
And then Sunday afternoon - Frodsham's Festival in the Park. Castle Park was packed out - truly wonderful seeing so many people enjoying the weather and seeing what goes on in Frodsham. We must have had close on a 1000 people going through the park! Well done to Rotary for organising everything - great job. This weekend makes you realise what a privilege it is to be the Mayor!
Proof - at the finish line at the Countess of Chester Hospital after the Liverpool to Chester bike ride - the slog up the Deva link at the end was an absolute killer for me!