Just two riders fancied their chances against the weather today, shamed into solidarity with John and his epic ride. Actually the morning was rather pleasant, with a number of new roads to explore and a helpful southerly wind.
Lunch at the Plough at Alvescot was as welcoming as ever, and maybe we stayed a bit longer than planned when we saw the rain outside.
The return into the wind and rain was a rather different game, and we cut the route a little short, noting that solidarity was all well and good, but...
Anyhow, the contrast in clothing approaches was interesting, with one rider fully waterproofed up from the start (and staying only just on the right side of not boiling) and one gileted up for a cool day... needless to say, one had a good morning, the other had a good afternoon, and both were glad when the ride finished!