Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 20th October 2019
30 members arrived in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride. The weather was cool with a strong south westerly wind blowing. The day warmed up slightly during the ride but the wind was strong enough to keep the temperature down. We also had one rider with us for the first time today who rode the long ride. The start of the ride was delayed when one member noticed that there was no helmet in the car. A short trip to a local members house to get a spare and all was well. Names will not be mentioned.
20 riders rode the medium ride, 7 riders rode the long ride and the remaining 3 attempted to chase and catch the 7 on the long ride. While 2 caught the group they decided not to continue the long ride and waited for the medium ride instead which made 23 riders for the medium ride. Both rides were ridden at a good pace especially allowing for the head wind up Shepherds Hill and the ride out to the Pig & Whistle for the long ride. The medium ride split into 2 groups from the top of Shepherds Hill as the wind was cold and the early riders up the climb started to cool down quickly. Both rides enjoyed a tail wind back to Kyneton from the turning point of the rides.
All members were together at the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home. Some of the members on both rides had ridden from Woodend. Those on the long ride went straight back to Woodend via Ashbourne Road.