9 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were sunny, warm with a freshening northerly wind. Club members were spotted on the road earlier to escape the heat. Fortunately the ride was fairly quick and we were finished before the temperature was to hot. We had a first time rider (Les) with us from Taylors Lakes who had noticed our rides on facebook.
We rode one of our normal 53km loops out to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane and back to Woodend. 5 riders rode the full loop with the other 4 riding shorter distances to finish before it got too warm. Once we turned to come back to Woodend the heat became more noticeable but due to the tail wind everybody made good time back and were not exposed to it for long.
We all then enjoyed the refreshments and sitting in the shade at the cafe before heading home.