The forecast was good, dry, with little wind, but only three old fogeys messaged saying they would be at The Shambles, with Phil R. texting that he was going to a cycle jumble and meet us in Boroughbridge later. So the three elderly riders, namely Bob L, Gavin, and I met up on time, and it was raining, Wet Wet Wet [ is that a pop group] The weatherman got it wrong. Gavin decided he was not going ride due to the weather conditions and went back to his car. Bob and I set off on a route normally chosen by Steve B Knaresborough, Farnham, towards Bishop Monkton to Boroughbridge It was still raining !!! After refreshments at a very quiet Plenty cafe we set off back to base via the Dunsfords and hey-ho it stopped raining, with the sun coming out to let us enjoy the ride. We never met up with Phil, but hopefully he picked up some bargains. We did however meet near Thorpe Underwood Pete Dack who was coming the other way. Only about 40 miles but we still agreed that it was the right decision to carry on with the ride.