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26WednesdayAPRIL

Wednesday Evening Ride

41 km  x5  x2
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I thought we'd finished with the winter rides!

As five brave souls gathered in Wantage it started to hail and then snow. Let's get going I said, then all hell broke loose. Apocalyptic hail, rain, snow, kitchen sinks afflicted us through Challow, our faces hurt as we descended.

It didn't last all that long, by Denchworth it had stopped. But now we are wet and cold. The only way to solve that is to ride hard and fast to try and warm up again. Adrian had had enough though so did a circuit round Denchworth and headed for the pub. It was a close call if Barry would continue as we went past his house with snow visible in the verges and fields!

However, the four remaining riders had a spirited and thankfully dry ride and completed the full distance. Some welcome warmth and food at the quiet Fox where Chris joined us for a natter was just what we needed.

Well done for coming out tonight, tough conditions!