Sociable leisure rides for enthusiastic cyclists

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Test Valley

90 km  x5  x10  x1
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A cool and cloudy day but dry throughout. Five riders set off south from Tadley, welcome to Richard on his first Corallian ride and Phil on his first ride since the autumn.

The toughest hills were early in the ride, a couple of very steep sections soon "warmed" us up! We then joined the River Test from Whitchurch which was then within sight for most of the way to Stockbridge.

A Corallian breakfast at Lillies in Stockbridge was polished off (can highly recommend the Stockbridge Sausage) and then it was a flattish ride back to Tadley. A couple of lumps towards the end.

Nearly the whole ride was accomplished on quiet lanes with no incidents to report other than a bizarre incident with a driver who didn't seem to be sure what country she was driving in and decided to play chicken with us whilst pointing for us to pass both sides of her, Phil unfortunately ending up falling in the verge trying to avoid a collison in the confusion :(

Thanks for coming along, a very chilled and enjoyable ride :)