Is it Autumn - feels like summer - clear blue skies, warm. 12- 13 in the faster easy group lead by Norman, 44.5 miles, average 15.8 mph. Out to Statham and up the hill, left turn along ridge. Steadily increasing wind but too our backs once we had turned towards Knipton. This was a good route to Little Jacks - done the 'other way round' it is uncanny how different everything looks on this familiar route.