3 hardy members turned up for today’s ride on a very cold overcast morning with a strengthening south east wind and wet roads. As we commenced to ride we rode into sunny skies and dry roads. (Fortune favours the foolish). Unfortunately the wind did not die down and while we had a tail wind for most of the ride out to Batters Lane it was straight into the wind for the ride back to Woodend.
We rode our normal 53km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Rd, Chases Lane and turning for the ride back to Woodend at Batters Lane. As mentioned above the ride out to Batters Lane was at a good speed with the tail wind then a struggle back to Woodend into the wind.
Back in Woodend it was into the warmth of the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments before we headed home.