Michael and I couldn't do the pace from the start (as anticipated) so we had a steady shorter ride to Newark. We went to Sconce Park where Sue R had already arrived after missing the start. We sat outside in the sun, then Sue set off for Gannett's where the others had gone.
Michael and I headed home meeting heavy rain at Hawton. A brief shelter under a tree then back via Thorpe, East Stoke and Flintham. We were now getting very cold and I was struggling. Back at Gunthorpe it was dry, so Michael opted to ride back with me through Bulcote, then we hit another downpour with hail stones.
Second day in a row for getting cold and wet.
My longest ride (just) for 2 months and biggest week at 141 miles. Still very slow though.