After meeting in Silves the two groups of  ASB motorcycle riders headed for the quiet roads around the Monchique hills.

Taking a challenging route which gave the riders plenty to think about on the way the lunch venue at restaurant Sol e Serrra in Marmelete.

On the bright clear day the views towards the coast were spectacular.

After a brief stop near the Odelouca dam the riders tackled some difficult roads with steep hills both up and down with many tight turns

on the way to a coffee break in Monchique.

Then it was on down the curves of the valley to Foz de Farelo and across to Marmelete to finish a very enjoyable day.

The planning and leading riders on this occasion were Alfred Koolen and David Shirley assisted by Dave Everest and John Heffernen.

Photo by David Shirley.