Well it had been a filthy wet day, but four of us decided to go out anyway, So at 8.30 Robin, Keith Martin & Chris ventured out in to the night. Due to the amount of rain we had had, we stayed on road, With Keith in front we zoomed at a very fast pace with the 1st few miles averaging 20mph!. Bearing in mind the stiff 25mph that was all around us (but never behind) this was impressive. By the time we approached Rochford the wind was bearing round to the front of us, but we made the 10 miles to Rochford with an average of 14mph.
A quick stop of at Chris's mums in Rochford to reset her time switches for the BST and a cup of tea, we were off. This was fully into the wind and a real grind back to Rayleigh. We dipped into the country park for the last 5 miles hoping to find shelter against the wind, this had a limited benefit and we mad it home. 17 miles with an average of 11 mph not bad considering we are on MTBs. The only good thing about the bad weather was lack of traffic.We now only have just over a month to get fit for our Essex 60 mile cycle.....its coming too quick!