9 members assembled in Woodend this morning to ride a 64km loop to Malmsbury and back. Weather conditions were not very agreeable for riding with cold, cloudy and heavy drizzle falling. After the usual discussion we decided to start the ride with one rider electing not to ride.
Once we reached Cheveley Road the weather conditions began to improve, the sun began to shine through and we rode the remainder of the ride to Malmsbury in good conditions, We also had a cross tail wind out to Malmsbury which made for a quick ride. One rider who had hurt his back prior to the ride ceased riding at Kyneton and returned home.
We had a enjoyable cafe break in the warmth at Malmsbury before we commenced the ride back to Woodend. By this time the weather conditions had clouded over and we had a cross head wind all the way back to Woodend. As we neared Woodend the ride split into 2 groups with 2 riders continuing on and riding back to Woodend along Boundary Road with the others riding direct to Woodend along the Avenue of Honour. Back in Woodend the conditions were still the same as we had left many hours earlier. It was into the warmth of the cars and home for hot showers.