Raiders Christmas Eve Eve ride plus from and to home

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I’ve not been out with the Nova Raiders for quite a while now and thought it was about time, plus we were going for Christmas drinks at the New Inn afterwards, which is always a good thing.

The only issue is I don’t have mudguards on my bike and have no intention of fitting any as I don’t need them for solo rides or sportives and they just end up making your bike sound horrible with trapped mud etc etc.

I checked on Facebook and was told I’d be fine on the ride, but made a mental note to try and ride at the back of the group so as not to upset anyone.

I rode the 7 miles down to Newport in time for the 10am ride start. The weather was absolutely perfect – pretty warm and sunny skies with little wind.

As we were waiting for the ride to start, Lorraine came round with a cup of mulled wine for each rider, which was very much welcome and a lovely festive way to start the ride.

The ride was great fun, especially as I’d not ridden n a group like this for ages. A decent pace too which┬áI thoroughly enjoyed.

Back in Newport most of us returned to the New Inn for a few festive drinks.

A lovely few hours out and great to catch up with everyone too.

Route: click here