27 Aug

Ride News

Sunday Social Ride – Woodend – 27th August 2017

16 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were sunny with a strong cold south wind blowing.

11 riders rode the longer ride and the remaining 5 the medium ride. As the ride progressed the weather conditions worsened with a squall including hail, sleet and a light dusting of snow near the Newham area. 10 minutes later the sun was shining again and stayed that way for a large portion of the remainder of the ride. Unfortunately this did not last and with about 10km to go another squall of sleet arrived.  At this time we were riding straight into the weather and it was not nice.

We also had the misfortune of a rider having a fall requiring an ambulance to be called. Members stayed with the rider until the ambulance arrived.

Once back at the cafe it was nice to get inside into the warmth and have something hot to drink. Following refreshments we all headed for home.