6 members arrived in Woodend for todays ride on a sunny morning with a strong northerly wind blowing. Ride conditions did not change during the ride except that maybe the wind became stronger.
4 riders rode our usual 53km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane then 3 Chain Rd to Chases Lane and turning for the ride back to Woodend at Batters Lane. 2 riders rode the modified 47km shorter version by eliminating the Bryces Lane loop. Both rides had regrouped by Clancys Lane and rode together back to Woodend. The wind on the way out to Batters Lane was strong and made the ride difficult when riding directly into the wind, but from when we turned into Batters Lane it was a case of sails up and getting blown back to Woodend. It was also good to see Michael M back riding with us again.
Once back in Woodend it was into the warmth of the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments before we all headed home.