Twelve riders by King Alfred made for two groups of six (simples as Teresa May would say) and Louis led the first bubble off, followed 2 minutes later by the second. A surprisingly stiff headwind made its presence felt on the descent to Lambourn but there were no dramas in the second bubble, with periodic re-grouping, quiet roads and plenty of conversation. Meanwhile , up the road, the acquisition of Larry and Paul had led to bubble division. The three bubbles met up at 2030 in the square to bid farewell - an enjoyable start to the Wednesday programme. Maybe post-ride drinks next week?