Sunday Social Ride – Woodend – 22nd May 2016
26 riders assembled in Woodend this morning, an excellent turn out considering the very windy conditions with cloudy skies. Fortunately the cloud lifted during the ride and with the sun out conditions were much improved.
12 riders rode the longer circuit, 8 riders rode the medium circuit and the remaining 6 riders rode the shorter circuit. We had 6 riders having either their first ride with the club or having a ride when they have not ridden with us for some time. The conditions on the rides were good except for the section along either Dons Road or Cobb & Co road where the ride directly into the very strong head wind. All other sections of the rides were either with a tail wind or a cross tail wind and all rides were managed at a good pace.
The cafe at the finish was then most welcome for the riders on the medium ride except for some members (2) who wanted to sit inside the cafe out of the wind but they relented and joined those out in the fresh air. After having a good chat everyone departed for home except for two members who waited for the riders on the long ride to return. Everyone agreed that the ride was a good one even with the strong wind.