Four riders turned up to battle the wind, as Strom Caroline headed our way.
It was good to see two new faces with John Boaler and Ben Heavers from the Peaky Climbers joining myself and Mike for a quick blast around the flat lands to the North.
The ride out was fun, with the wind behind us we made short work of the 16k to Abingdon, averaging a respectable 30km/h. The journey back to Wantage was a different story, heart-rates rose and speed dropped as we battled with the wind. We probably earned ourselves at least three pigs in blankets, making it worth the effort.
An enjoyable 2 hours was had by all and it was good to have my first ride lead pass without any hitches.