At last there was a short break in the much-needed rain for the Algarve Senior Bikers (ASB) to get a day out on their bikes.
John Heffernan organised a ride from Boliqueime over the hills above Salir to Almodôvar in the lower Alentejo.
It was a bright but somewhat chilly day and a break was taken in Ameixial on the way for a warming coffee.
After passing through Almodôvar, the riders returned south via São Marcos where lunch was taken at Restaurante Cruzamento before going their separate ways home.
John would like to thank Steve Wills and Stan Green for their help with organisation on the day.
ASB members send good wishes to Joachim Heinsen who is in hospital in Germany and hope to see him back on his famous blue VW trike very soon.
The next ASB event will be on April 17, with the ride starting in Silves.
Photo: The ASB group at the Ameixial coffee stop