Well what better way to get warmed up and get the heart rate up by starting the ride by going up Chain Hill. Everyone still seemed to be smiling when we congregated at the top! After a brief rest we headed off to West and East IIsley and stopped for coffee at Hampstead Norreys (apparently the ginger cake was very gingery!!). After coffee we headed back to Wantage via Peasemore and Brightwalton - all ride we always knew where Rachel was, her unusually loud disc brakes told us she was not far behind or ahead. Everyone made it back to Wantage safely after what was a lot of climbing (701m) over 48kms. We all headed home except Rachel who went to the bike shop to sort out her brakes!!