14 riders assembled this morning on a normal Woodend start for this time of the year, cold windy with misty rain. 5 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 9 the longer ride. Conditions on the medium ride were mostly fine with a small patch of drizzle for a short while with wet roads, however the sunshine managed to poke through the clouds late in the ride but it did not last long.
We were also unfortunate to have Ken S have a fall on the longer ride when the group rode through a wet patch on the road where there was a large spill of diesel just at the point where they were making the turn into Bryce’s Lane. All riders were being extra careful as they had been warned of the danger by another group that had previously rode through the area and one of their riders had fallen and that spot. The good news is that apart from getting his new jersey very grubby and slight damage to his bike he managed to escape without serious injury.
The warmth of the cafe was then very welcoming at the end of the ride and after the usual chit chat we all departed for home.