We needed two bubbles today in the glorious sunshine. Thanks to Phil Stubbings for stepping up to lead the first bubble.
Our journey along the spring line road, down through Uffington, up to Faringdon and flat to Brize Norton was a joy for all. As we sat in the welcome shade at Humble Bumble chatting over snacks and drinks the only thing missing was some action on the cricket pitch.
Things got a little more interesting on the return leg. Within a mile of the restart we were due to go down Abingdon Lane. Unexpectedly, this was a farm track. (Note to ride leader/planner: do a bit more research.) Those riders with narrow tires and bling bikes, a clear majority as it turned out, changed our route to take a more circuitous route through Curbridge.
Thereafter we enjoyed the tail wind home. Shedding riders, who had other obligations, along the way, four of us returned to the market place a little bit after our target of 1:00pm.