The forecast was wind and rain by lunchtime so there were few takers. Nick and Frank met at The Shambles, originally to ride to Easingwold. I was running late as my carer (Ann) was in Birmingham and I didn’t hear the alarm. The plan was I was going to join N. and F. at Cattal bridge, but Nick informed me the road could be flooded, so we met up on the A168 at Cowthorpe turn end. We changed our plan and decided to head for Plenty Cafe at Boroughbridge and then onto Knaresborough. Plenty was very busy and the service was slower than normal, and by the time we had finished our refreshments it became clear we were in for a wet ride, so Knaresboro was kicked into touch and we decided to head for home. We had a very strong headwind back. Only a short ride but it blew away the cobwebs, and I was able to watch the Leeds United match.