Arriving at The Bridge Tavern on Sunday at just gone 12pm to see a lone Jody sat waiting was a good moment in my day. I could hardly hold my hangover together after Southsea Fest let alone sit by myself in anticipation that nobody else would arrive as I would have have to suffer in the cold as I nursed a very heavy pint.
Thankfully more Strong Islanders slowly arrived, braving the temperamental weather and all in good spirit. Despite the odd hangover…
Rather low numbers from the incredible 200+ seen at past rides, but nevertheless 30 of us set off on the very wet ride, stop for a photo and adjourned early at the Little Johnny Russells for some light refreshment and tea.
Well done everyone.
Video: Chris Ballingall & Photos: Tristan Savage