Club Ride to Alysham Garden Centre – leader John Sharples. 30th Dec 2015

Rule 1 is “Always Go” but this was subject to challenge for this ride.  Despite the wind, four hardy souls met at PC for a festive, end of year ride to Alysham.  First timer Dan noted that the wind was strong – he was spot on!  It was also from the south, which is where we were headed.  It was Baconsthorpe and Edgefield before heading towards Cawston and then turning for Alysham.  The wind really impeded progress and strong gusts made us careful.  The positive spin on this was to consider it a, “resistance training ride” – hmmm!

We got a warm welcome at the lunch stop which was not busy.  Wonder why?

With a strong southerly wind, the northerly trip home was a blast – literally!

We had a 14.6 mph average moving speed which, given the conditions, is not too shabby.

4 out.  35.5 windy miles PC to PC.  0 punctures and no rain.