Large numbers in the Square again this morning for another long ride. However, they were disappointed to see the ride leader arriving, pushing his bike and carrying his broken chain.  After that was resolved, we set off into a stiff headwind.

Two riders were distracted by the classic cars at Prescott, and were never seen again.  At the bottom of Stanway, one rider said “I am not going up there” and so a further two riders disappeared (although they did re-join us at coffee).  The final shelling of another pair of riders occurred at the crossing of the A44 at the top of Fish Hill, where those who didn’t want to stop for coffee departed.

Those remaining were rewarded with excellent coffee, and a friendly welcome at Decades Tea-room, and further spoilt with a flattering tail-wind home.

Another great, if cold, day out.