18 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were typical for a winters day and not mid February. Cold, misty rain and a strong south westerly wind blowing. We also had a new member having their first ride with the club and another rider having their first ride with us.
5 riders rode the fast long ride, 6 rode the slower long ride. 2 riders rode the medium ride up to Straws Lane and the remaining 6 rode a modified medium ride. Due to the strong wind all rides were modified slightly by each group to get a much protection from the wind towards the finish of the rides. We also had a mechanical on the long ride when one rider suffered a puncture. After repairing the puncture managed to snap the rear derailleur when replacing the wheel and needed a lift back to Woodend.
All riders were together at the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments. Everyone did not stay for long at the cafe due to the cold wind before heading home.