Brian T went on this ride led by Milton and writes:
Milton’s pre-ride forecast earlier in the week, of balmy weather for the ride, (“weather forecast is excellent – Mediterranean is the word being bandied about at the Met … trust me! “) was a complete con of course. Those more astute riders would have noted the red sky in the morning and the thermometer at a degree or so above freezing. However, the damp roads were not slippery at 9.30am when we met at the Canoe Centre; 7 riders in all , 3 for brisk and 4 for the moderate pace route.
We did a familiar circular ride towards Olney via Salcey and Hanslope on the way out and Castle Ashby on return. As we set off the vaguely sunny morning soon gave way to clouds and by the time we reached the café just after Olney, light rain had just set in.
We were oblivious of this as the 7 of us virtually filled the café and concentrated on the coffee and cake. All good things come to an end and it was out in the rain for the short trip home. Fortunately the temperature had risen significantly and despite the head wind conditions were remarkably good, so maybe Milton knew a thing or two when he made the forecast.
Anyway it was just the right length ride for the day and we all returned by 12.30.
Thanks to Milton for setting up the ride.