6 members arrived in Woodend this morning to brave the conditions. One other member decided not to ride and returned home. Conditions in Woodend were cold with misty rain and a very strong southerly wind blowing. We rode into sunshine by Boundary Road and for the remainder of the ride.
We rode our usual 53km route out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and turning at Batters Lane for the ride back to Woodend. The wind strength had increased by the time we arrived at Batters Lane and a hard ride back then prevailed. A strong gust of wind caused 2 riders to have a fall. Both riders escaped any serious injury.
Back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we headed home.