Woodend to Malmsbury Ride – 66km
19 members assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride plus 1 other member who joined the ride at Kyneton. The weather was cool with a strong North Westerly wind blowing. The wind made the ride to Malmsbury a bit of a struggle but with the tail wind back the overall ride was conducted at a good speed with most rides being completed at 24 kph or better. During the ride the members split into 3 groups depending on riders speed with riders regrouping at various points to ensure everybody was OK.
Once at Malmsbury we all enjoyed the chatter and refreshments at the Malmsbury Bakery before we commenced the ride back to Woodend.
Once we had climbed the hill out of Malmsbury the ride speed increased especially with the tail wind and it was great to have the assistance all the way back. We were also fortunate to arrive back in Woodend before the forecast of the wind changing to a southerly wind arrived.