The event this morning certainly lived up to its name with a real hint of winter chill in the air for competitors and helpers alike.
Despite the recent levels of rain, the course was clear of fords and floods allowing a goodly number of riders to compete.
13 is the most I can remember over recent years and it was maybe the desire of the members to get out and see each other as well as get some rain free miles in that drove the participation number.
After picking up a decent haul of trophys at the clubs November prize evening, it was Simon Pitchford who started the year off with a win in 23:06 before a gaggle of riders in the 24 min bracket led by Ian Waddilove and Dave Thorold. Thomas Stegeman rounded out the top 4.