The weather forecast indicates that it will be very cold tomorrow (Wednesday 18th January) and there is potential for ice and black ice. Anyone joining the ride should be prepared for this and be willing to take the risk. I suggest a bike with thicker tyres and good tread.
I will review in the morning but my current plan is to go to the Sustainability Centre but use larger roads which may have been salted/gritted. I will review the lunchtime destination at elevenses.
About Saturday and Wednesday rides
Rides from Havant with stops for elevenses, lunch and sometimes tea. Average speed is 11-
If you'd prefer not to do the full day ride, you're welcome to join us as far as the elevenses stop and come back from there. Please make sure the ride leader knows that's what you intend to do so we can make sure someone is available to come back with you.
Larger rides split into multiple groups:
- A fast group that takes a longer and/or hillier route to the elevenses stop
- The rest of the main ride which takes a more direct route to the elevenses stop
- An elevenses ride comprised of riders going only to elevenses; the elevenses ride will have its own ride leader and might go to a different destination if the route to the main elevenses destination is long and/or hilly
The rides are informal and riders are free to join and leave the ride at various points. Some ride directly to the elevenses stop.
This article describes what you should consider bringing with you.