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29WednesdayMARCH

Midweek to Broad Hinton

88 km  x5
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The forecast suggested it would be dry with some sunshine later on. Wrong on both counts, unless you can include the shafts of light that lit Swindon (though heaven knows why!).

A lumpy ride, and was good to see Phil push himself hard after a bout of man-flu.

Climbs at Lambourn and Aldbourne took us on some unfamiliar lanes over to Marlborough, and the climb to the other Hackpen was rather rewarding. A quick descent into Wroughton was followed by a rather slower climb out of Wroughton, and we got to lunch through a little drizzle.

The afternoon was easier up to Liddington, and Phil branched off to take the direct route back along Ermin Street, while the rest also took in Aldbourne again and Ramsbury, noting the mis-spelled sign to "Lambourne" along the way.

A final time trial along Ermin Street finished the ride (and the riders) off nicely.