17 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today,s ride. The weather was cool with a very strong southerly wind blowing making the temperature feel colder. Due to the wind direction the ride distance of 61km was in 2 parts as the first segment to Malmsbury having a tail wind the speeds were high and a slow ride back to Woodend into the head wind. 2 riders modified the ride by returning to Woodend part way through the ride.
After the coffee break at Malmsbury it was a shock to get back on the bike for the ride back and everybody’s average speed began to decrease due to the head wind. It was a welcome relief to get back and finish the ride and be out of the wind.