First Monument – Randonee au Plat

Despite the threatened freeze, there was a good turnout for the first Monument of the year – a relatively flat route of 100km and decent headwind stretched the legs and the pace of the two groups.

A typically busy Sweets providing welcome refreshment before heading back -an occasional respite from the headwind enabling riders to put the hammer down and take advantage of the terrain. As we returned towards Clevedon some tired legs started to creep in but the attraction of the full 5 points ensured the full route (Clevedon to Clevedon) was completed