A warm welcome to Richard Hypher and David McMillan who joined a Corallian ride for the first time. A lovely warm morning with little breeze. Pace was good throughout. Coffee was taken at R&R in Abingdon where we sat outside in the square until driven away by the church bells. We took Peep-o-Day Lane, which thankfully was dry throughout; some of the worst tree-root bumps in the tarmac have now been removed. Up Steventon Hill, Featherbed Lane and the Ginge loop to get back to Wantage around noon. Those of us continuing in the afternoon sampled the new cafe "Marmalade" in Wantage: excellent coffee and cake. May replace Costa in my affections.