|Wot No Cross Audax (211k)|
Andy, Ron and I left Studley around 6:30 a.m and cycled to Broadway without much menace. We were pleased we had missed an earlier heavy down pour of rain. Sun shines on the righteous right?
The sun didn't hold, we were drenched as we headed for Winchcome. The skies were black and looked very angry. Once we reached the summit of Cleeve Hill, the rain eased. The super fast descent that followed was slowed a little due to road works.
Quick stop at Cheltenham and then we cycled past Mr Bones and headed for Lily Brook Hill. This hill was more of an effort than the previous one. Once at the top though, wee, a long descent pretty much all the way to Cirencester. The rain broke out a little and we dried in a cafe having a mini first breakfast.
Our major breakfast was at the Cricklade control. Had tried to avoid cycling off-road to reach control but it didn't happen. The Old Railway proved a better option than main road and thankfully the single track was dry. Hmm, the all day breakfast put everything right again anyway.
|Wetting the whistle at Witney|
|Doo, Ron and Andy at Rollright Stone Circle|