Checked with the Old Gits about whether to ride was on today. The plan was to do a later start and shorten the route slightly which would cut out the hilly parts in the country and any risk of icy patches. Only 4 started and we stuck to a simple route to the tea stop only to find another five Old Gits had missed the message and carried on as normal! Surprisingly, the normal route would have been fine. Settled down in the cafe for tea and toast with a hot chocolate. All set up for the ride home then. No problems at all except very cold feet!