We didn't let the weather put us off! 22 members of the Veteran Cycle Club turned up for the ride Sunday, but most are more interested in old bikes than wearing period cycling gear.
We started in Fareham, and took in a lot of the historic Naval establishments and Palmerston Forts down through Gosport and then back again. Easy 25 miles, rained pretty much all day.
David and I with our plus fours acting as sails on Lee-on-Solent seafront!
David is riding a splendid '37 Claud Butler, me on a rather more humble '33 BSA Sports.
And we are stood facing these monsters!
A few brave souls riding along Stokes Bay to the cafe stop.
My faithful BSA and Lucas acetylene lamp. (Works a treat, when I can get carbide for it.)
Soaked but happy! Last ride I did with the club was July, and it was so hot the tarmac was melting