The weather forecast for Friday was dire but a good group assembled at Redbridge and an alternative shorter route devised. We have gone backwards weatherwise A brief blustery stop at Lepe only emphasized the variable nature of our weather. The new facility there is very close to opening and its elevated position will provide dramatic views east and west. We were well looked after at the Bakehouse. The proprietor loves cyclists. They bring their own transport that takes up hardly any room, they have their coffeee and cake and are gone! The predicted rain came just at the end which justified the length of the day. Thank you Kathy

A shot from an informal ride to Lepe and Beaulieu. We learnt that the new cafe at Lepe Country Park opens on 4th May; just in time for the May Bank Holiday.

L-R: Paul, Sue, Gordon, Katrina, Margaret, Kathy, Simon, Ana. Photo by Alan.