Main talking point today was the cold northerly wind which proved a boon on the homeward leg but posed a leg-sapping challenge for the first two hours of riding. We managed to dodge the various Remembrance Day services being held in villages en route. The proposed single-track through the woods was dropped as the path was deep in very slippery leaf-mulch. Aston Pottery seems increasingly to be the cycling Mecca of Oxfordshire: there must have been at least 50 riders there today. They served me a Rocky Road the size of a house-brick, so perhaps it’s not surprising. Back in Wantage just after 1 p.m. – not bad, given the adverse conditions.