12 members arrived in Woodend this morning on a sunny day with a cool & strong northerly wind blowing. As the ride progressed the temperature began to rise and by the end of the ride conditions were as good as we have had for some time.
3 riders elected to climb Mt Macedon and the remaining 9 rode our normal 53km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and turning at Batters Lane for the ride back to Woodend. 2 riders also rode to Woodend from Gisborne for the ride which was straight into the head wind. On the ride out to Batters Lane we had a head wind or cross head wind for most of the way followed by a tail wind for the ride back to Woodend.
Once back in Woodend it was sitting outside at the cafe in the sunshine while we enjoyed the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home.