10 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Conditions were overcast with a north wind blowing. We rode one of our normal 52km routes out to Newham via Bryces Lane, then Chases Lane and back to gain the benefit of a tail wind back to Woodend.
Unfortunately 2 riders had a coming together as we rode around the back of Hanging Rock with one rider ending up in the ditch. After roadside repairs to the bike including straightening the handlebars and clearing both wheels from rubbing on the brake pads he continued on the ride. The other rider involved had the misfortune later in the ride of the rear derailleur breaking when shifting gears and required a lift back to Woodend. When everybody arrived back at Woodend discussions were all ready well in hand regarding repairs to both bikes.
Even allowing for the above mishap the members enjoyed the ride and had a good chat before heading home.