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!
Only 8 riders today with heavy frost and ice about. We all set off together and kept away from the small roads to stay safe. At least the sun was out! This made it a shorter ride than usual to Farnsfield where the café was very busy. This made the stop a little longer but we weren't keen to leave the warmth anyway. At least we managed to get a ride in and stay safe.