Thank you once again to Marcus and Chris who braved some really miserable weather to recce the Audax route. Halos were polished as the driver of a large articulated lorry was rescued doing  a good interpretation of Boudicca’s chariot as a large branch he had dislodged had trapped itself between the tractor unit and the trailer and was now wedged in the hedge on a very narrow road near Leckford blocking the whole road. Filthy bikes and clothes were washed clean by the downpour after Poppies. Fridays ride was an easy effort to Carlos before the weather intervened.This was an informal ride but was well attended. We were guided by plotaroute but with the roads being so mucky we avoided the back roads of Wellow which can be liquid mud when so much rain has fallen. An excellent breakfast was enjoyed by those who had saved themselves for the Full English. Alan was at the front of the queue.

A good turn out on Sunday enjoyed some sunshine and dry roads tackling a hilly route to Leckford which was not open so it was Stockbridge for well deserved coffee then a  return down the Test Valley. This weeks display of engineering from a bygone age was 70s and 60s tractors. How small they looked compared to the machines of today and less likely to destroy road edges or squash you flat.  An ideal ride for  Easter Sunday. Thank you Gavin.

Congratulations to all those who were over in Dorset last week end and completed the Audaxes. It looked to be a great day out for everyone.

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