6 riders tackled this mornings ride on a very cold start in Woodend but with the sun shining conditions improved greatly during the ride to a near perfect day for riding at this time of the year. The biggest question of the morning was if it was a 2 or 3 layer start. Most riders opted for a 3 layer start to the ride but half way around there was some removing of the third layer by some members.
We rode a 49km loop along Cheveley Road to Batters Lane and then back via Chases Lane, Newham, Clancys Lane. Due to the nearly complete absence of wind and what little there was became a tail wind on the way back so the ride was conducted at a fairly brisk pace.
It was even very pleasant to sit out in the sun having our coffee,s which had not been the normal procedure of late and a chat before heading homeward.