5 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride in weather conditions typical for this time of the year, cold, misty rain and a strong wind. Fortunately by the time we started the rain had stopped, and apart from damp roads early the ride was without any further rain.
We rode a 56km loop out via Newham, Carlshrue, Chanters Lane and back along Ashbourne Road. Two late starters rode the above loop in reverse and joined the group near the corner of Central Road. The main issue during the ride was the very strong head wind heading from Don’s Road to Central Road. The wind then became a tail wind for the return trip to Woodend. A nice ride back along Ashbourne Road.
Once back in Woodend we all headed for the cafe and the warmth of the heaters. After a quick chat and a warming drink it was time to head home.