what a great day out on the Wessex CTC Grid Iron Audax 68 miles round the New Forest,
leaving the house at 6am it was chilly but by the time I had parked up at Lymington , the sun was shining , I met up with 3 colleagues from the the cycling club.
It was a good start in a large group. The route was a superb route through the New Forest, taking in many traffic free lanes, dodging, horses, donkeys, pigs! hens etc on route.
the checkpoints were well serviced with tea and biscuits, despite the large numbers , they coped well.
The weather was really good, the afternoon was quite warm, very little wind, and by the time we were descending back to Lymington, it was getting quite hot.
A great day out 69 miles covered, not too many hills, lovely company.