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17SundayDECEMBER

Cotswolds Away Ride

80 km  x6
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There was plenty of ice in the car park as we set off. Half an hour in, just warmed up, the drizzle started and got progressively worse to lunch. There were a few patches of snow up in the Cotswolds, but nothing that made the roads too bad.

Malmesbury Garden Centre delivered a superb lunch - Corallian breakfasts all around, together with radiators for wet kit. A glance at the weather radar persuaded us to take a leisurely lunch to allow the rain to pass, which it did.

The afternoon's ride back had a puncture and a road closure to deal with - the first was most efficient, and some guess work on the second saw us go through Cricklade and nicely avoid the A419 using a bridlepath (that was the best tarmac of the day).

A nice cuppa at the Gateway Centre at the end and a bit of retail therapy at Cotswold Outdoor brought proceedings to a fitting close.