Today was the first Chew Valley Lake ride of the year. I left the house about 9:15 and headed out to Timsbury to collect Ian. By 10am we were on our way out of Timsbury on almost matching Lemond bikes, and 45 minutes later were sat down at Chew Valley tucking into tea and cakes. We decided to take a slighlty different route home and followed National Cycle Route 3 which in theory should have led us back to Saltford, however there must be more than one route 3 as we ended up in Bristol. To be honest it was actually a better route back as it missed out a couple of steep hills, replacing them with a couple of more gentle ones.
The weather was almost perfect for riding, starting out nice and cool, but warming nicely by the time I got back into Bath after 40 miles.