The first part of the ride was a breeze. Literally a following breeze, which was very welcome. Clearly it wouldn't help us for the whole ride...
Paul got a bee in his bonnet at South Moreton, or more accurately a wasp in his helmet, which tried to sting its way out. Anyway, it ended up as Paul 1, Wasp 0 and a few lumps.
After Hagbourne Hill, we had a very nice stop at Chilton Garden centre for coffee and banter. Great selection of cakes, and the consensus was tat the coffee was lovely.
A detour from the A417 at Hendred through Ginge and Ardington and back along the NCN path proved to be much more sociable than the busy A417 - a nice end to the ride.