12 members assembled in Woodend this morning for the last club ride of the year. Weather conditions were cold, a very strong South Easterly wind and light drizzle. Another member joined us on the ride at Newham. Once we crossed the freeway out of Woodend we rode into sunshine and this remained until the last portion of the ride as we rode back into the conditions we had left earlier.
We rode our usual 53km circuit out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and turning for the ride back to Woodend at Batters Lane. 3 Members decided not to ride the Chases Lane section and rode 40km instead. For most of the ride we had an assisting tail wind until we reached Batters Lane. From there back to Woodend it was slow and straight into the head wind. Everyone one was glad to finish the ride and get out of the wind.
At the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we all headed home.