There was plenty of snow piled up on the side of some of the roads and the off-road trails looked icy but the roads were clear, even the few back roads I ventured on - I mainly stuck to quieter A roads. I got to the cafe in Edale at about 1:20pm, we were both aiming for 1pm and thinking we might be late. Turns out kate had been there nearly an hour - she was worried how late she would be so left early! After a lovely lasagne and chips I got chocolate cake, but I couldn't finish it in fact I felt bloated after it. At that point we thought we should get moving - I think we had spent well over an hour in the cafe since I arrived. The cafe was at the bottom of a nice steep climb - in an earlier life I had never got up there - today it was slow progress but I never felt like I needed to stop. At this point the constant mist (meaning I had visibility of only a few metres, fun coming down the hills) had cleared and the views were fantastic along the valley, but once I got to the top I turned into a headwind. I was lucky though as it didn't last.
Then it was home via Stockport and Manchester, I felt strong on the way back which was good. I could have obviously pushed harder in the morning but I was worried by the climbing so didn't. I even stopped at the pub in Disley and picked up the glasses I had left there on tuesday.
11.8 mph (I wanted 12, but I'm happy with this as going downhill was slow in the conditions when you are a wimp like me)
2791m of ascent