As a special treat for Christmas I thought we might extend our usual Saturday club ride down towards Westhay and "Sweets Tea Rooms" this week.
It will add an extra twelve miles onto the usual Saturday route length, but include a coffee stop at Sweets, with a complimentary mince pie with purchased drinks. We'd be aiming to get to Sweets around 10am when they open, so no point in rushing to get their early. The Met Office is promising a bonus tailwind on the return leg.
As no one told me it was a ridiculous idea on Facebook or via this page, we might as well give it a go.
Feel free to give any Christmas jersey you may have an airing. Tinsel and fairy lights encouraged, but not compulsory.
N.B. If you don't mind potentially riding back on your own and think the extra mileage and/or coffee stop eats into your day too much, there's the option of turning back at Mark for anyone not tempted by free mince pies.
Meet up, as usual, outside Priory School, at 8:30am.
Max elevation: 62 ft
Min elevation: 3 ft
Total climbing: 591 ft
Total descent: -587 ft