The weather affected the latest 2 rounds of the Witham Wheelers reliability rides, a forecast heavy frost on the 3rd Feb left all but a few deciding to err on the cautious sized and on the 10th Feb forecast continuous rain for the morning deterred all but a hardy 8 riders.
The forecast was right as the riders set of in steady rain but with the wind from the North the 20 odd miles down towards Pickworth were not too uncomfortable. After a short refuelling break under the A1 flyover it got colder and wetter as the riders turned to head back to Grantham via Cottesmore. Here after 2 hours the rain finally lifted and the 8 riders were pleased to get back to the HQ for a welcome hot drink and cake having completed the 46 miles at a respectable average 16.9mph
The next ride on the 17th Feb is scheduled for a 63 mile route via Heckington but this will be reduced to a little over 50 miles so that riders who have missed the last 2 weeks due to the weather are not too discouraged!
The ‘hardy’ few deserve a mention or maybe a free subscription to Zwift!
Crispin Bridges Webb