With the threat of bad weather closing in around midday, the group comprising Maurice, Andrew, Ken, John B, Rick and Sandra met outside The Pheasant and prepared to set off in a bid to beat the impending rain, on route to the Pheasant Rick had managed to pick up a puncture, most likely from a farmer with a badly set up hedge cutter, spewing thorns and shards of hedge all over the roads. Puncture repaired and we set off towards Nuthampstead, Anstey, Brent Pelham, Furneux Pelham and Manuden, a lot of this outward leg was made harder by the prevailing southerly wind. A close encounter with a Seearo truck with no respect for other road users on a single track road, thankfully we all came out unscathed.
Manuden on to Rickling Green and a very welcome cup of coffee and a pint or two for J B at the Cricketers Arms. Leaving Rickling Green the rain had decided to materialise, only light to start with but would get heavier and then ease but thankfully the wind was now on our backs for the return leg to Gt Chishill via Wicken Bonhunt, Arkesden and Chrishall. 28.3 miles and just about dry by the time we got back to The Pheasant.
Thanks Maurice for another lovely, if wet and windy ride.