Following the usual route, we did deviate slightly to miss out the Strawberry Line, a disused railway line. After a couple of days of fairly persistent rain, the mud and wet leaves would make riding quite challenging especially those with limited gearing and clothing. Typically, it stopped as we arrived and started to rain again as soon as we left. As usual, the cake and tea (cherry cake today) was excellent and most of us took the advantage of the wood burner roaring away to try and dry out some of the clothing. Not entirely successful but at least they were warm and wet when we put them on again.
Finished the ride in the rain, glad to get back home really after 23 miles in the rain.