The forecast didn't look good.
The track through Holywell didn't look good.
Recent heavy rain had left its mark.
The Delaval Arms was shrouded in mist..................
.............. but seven Backpedalers assembled for a Sunday morning training ride.
One member of the group must have looked at the wrong forecast.
The route started with a warm up loop around the Avenue, the old railway line, Monkseaton Drive and back along the coast to the Delaval Arms.
The next stage followed the familar route through the dunes at Seaton Sluice, then on to Blyth and Bedlington. At this point a little extra challenge was added to the route by cycling up both sides of Furnace Bank before heading on to Bebside and then Low Horton.
Plantation Row, with its abundant supply of slippery tree roots, was the next challenge safely negotiated by all.
Next stop was Ciccarelli's at South Beach for a coffee and a bacon sandwhich.
The return trip through the Dunes completed the 23 mile ride.