We were joined on the ride today by Luke (partner of John Groves’ daughter), who turned up on mountain bike. There was no concern with him keeping up with the pace! We headed out through the Letcombes, Childrey, Kingston Lisle, Uffington before stopping at the Farringdon Coffee House, the coffee was excellent. We made our way back to Wantage via Hatford, Stanford-in-the Vale and Denchworth. We finished with a drink at King Alfred’s Head and fortuitously the ride was slightly shorter than normal (45km), as the rain started just as we sat down to enjoy our drinks.