The arrival of Storm Doris caused a stir in the Hub on Thursday morning. Paul sat slumped in his chair analysing the weather report, face sullen at the thought of having to cancel the popular ride. Captain Colin was popping outside every 10 minutes with his windometer for a spot check because, “it just couldn’t be that bad”. Or at least, that’s how I imagined it. I was working the later shift that day so arrived to the news that, apart from an early finish time to avoid the forecasted downpours, the show would go on. An enjoyable and importantly, DRY ride, was had by all. It goes to show that prior planning prevents pee wet through cycling.
The Easy Riders ride on Tuesday the 21st had a bumper attendance (23 riders) as demonstrated by the photo. So many riders turned up that we had to use the rear exit to start the ride. Thanks to all the volunteers and riders who were as steadfastly committed and diligent as ever this week, even in the face of Storm Doris’ angry gusts.
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