The Isle of Wight Randonnee

On Sunday saw several Spinners, including John Burgess, Rachel and Tom Dunn, Rod Inglis, Mike Bowring, Kevin Goss, Jennie Sleeman, Malcom Street, Julian Gigg, Nikki Gigg, Rod Inglis, Kevin Goss, Jonathan Davies, Rob Conabeer, Mike Wilkins, Scott Rumens, setting off early to catch the 9.15 ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth. Nikki and Julian decided to catch the ferry from Southampton, so weren’t spotted on the island. The ride is a 65 mile circuit of the island where you follow the blue cycle route signs (if you spot them in time!), signing in to various checkpoints and food stops on the route. The roads were mostly smooth tarmac so a joy to ride, and there was 5000ft of climb to keep the heart-pumping. Spinners rode in various groups so it was great social ride and definitely a date for the diary next year.