6 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were frosty early with the sun shining and a strong Northerly wind blowing. We were joined by another member during the ride who after arriving late rode the route in reverse and met up with us in Pipers Creek Road. We also had 2 of our lady members riding with us who do not normally ride on Thursdays.
5 riders rode our normal 53km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane, Batters Lane back to Woodend. On the ride the temperature began warming up by the time we reached Newham. One member cut the ride short by eliminating the Chases Lane loop as he was having his first ride back on the bike after some months. The ride was into the head wind or cross head wind for most of the way out to Batters Lane before we then had the tail wind back to Woodend.
Once back in Woodend it was into the warmth of the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments before we headed for home.