Medium group ride with Trev leading. 42 miles, average 15.8 mph, cafe stop Hickling. Good food but lengthy waits for cooked food and mis timing of drinks coming early food late! but Hay - Ho cafe was warm, good food, coffee and good chat. Windy. Unfortunately we lost 2 or 3 people from the back markers, and we had one puncture. Although group slowed on a couple of occasions for slower riders, messages got lost and riders were too far back - knowing there were a couple of experienced riders the decision was made to carry on. Perhaps we all need to make sure messages are relayed more clearly to front riders - not usually a problem!
2 days ago
Not many out today, perhaps due to the cold weather. Only 5 in our easy group and we headed for Hickling via Orston, Elton, Barkestone and Harby. Martin hit a new pothole near Orston, but we were quickly back on the road after fixing the puncture. A nice ride in the Autumn sunshine though it was cold - around 5 degrees C with a keen SE wind.