Seven riders braved the sub-zero temperatures, welcome to John and Claire on their first Corallian rides
A beautiful crisp morning with fantastic sunshine if a bit chilly. The roads were good though, a little bit crispy through Westcot but Fawler Hill was fine (the bit I was most concerned about).
We made good progress to Faringdon, at some point I may have cut off a short section as I had put the wrong route on my Garmin so was navigating by memory!
The Rookery is an excellent warm stop with superb coffee and we lingered and chatted for a while.
We headed back to Wantage via the newly surfaced lanes to West Hanney before we encountered the worst ice on the ride on the road to Denchworth which had large drifts of ice almost across the whole road. We safely negotiated the hazard and arrived back in Wantage bang on midday.
Thanks for the excellent company and apologies for ruining the peace with my wheel bearing which was slowly destroying itself