You can’t Keep a Winter Ride Down…


Well, after four miraculously clement winter rides in a row, it looked as if all our winters were coming at once for today’s planned ride. The persistent rain was one thing, but when the Met Office issued a yellow warning for gales, right over the period when we were intending to ride, we made the reluctant decision to call the ride off.

We weren’t expecting anyone to show up anyway, but Tom Hanley went down just in case and two hardy souls joined him and they went ahead and rode to New Abbey anyway. As Tom reports:

honestly, it wasn’t bad – Sometimes the wind was at our backs, sometimes we were in complete shelter and you would not even suspect there was a breeze and sometime it was wasn’t even raining; certainly no danger involved

Chapeau to Tom, Laura and Ronnie for braving the elements. And the Puncture Fairy, who also apparently put in an appearance.

If we can, we will reschedule the ride (at least for those who haven’t already done it), but failing that, do please stop by and see us at the Environment Fair on the 18th March


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