Algarve Senior Bikers up in clouds

Algarve Senior Bikers up in clouds

After two postponements due to bad weather, the last Algarve Senior Bikers’ ride of the season was finally able to take place on Thursday, November 28.

When arriving in Silves for the start, it was foggy but starting the climb up the mountains towards São Marcos the misty conditions turned to bright sunshine.

When riding across the top ridge at some points, it was possible to look down at the clouds which gave some atmospheric views.

After pausing for a quick break when riding north on the IC1, riders continued via Gomes Aires to the viewpoint at the Santo Amaro Chapel, on the outskirts of Almodôvar.

From the chapel, there were splendid views over the Lower Alentejo plains in all directions.

Lunch was enjoyed at Restaurante Almodôvar before heading back south on the lovely winding road to Malhão to end the ride, this time organised and led by Leo Laurense and David Shirley, with the assistance of Roy West and Bob Chesters.

One more event remains for this year. The annual charity lunch on December 12, when David Shirley, ASB organiser and founder of the group, will be celebrating 65 years of riding motorcycles.