A break in the rain saw 7 club members assemble at the leisure centre. A slight delay for a puncture eventually saw us heading out in light rain and the decision to head directly to Clova proved to be the right one as we had to stop for full waterproofs before Horneycross.
It wasn't a day for flying along due to huge floods and roads strewn with debris, and the forecasted gale force winds were starting to show by the time we made it to the Glen Clova Hotel. The stove was on which was welcomed by all and gave a few a chance to get some wet clothes dried a wee bit, two good soups were on offer along with Inveralmonds Santa's Swallie
By the time we left the rain had stopped and we had a tail wind down the glen, we then headed for the Drovers as many weren't working on the Monday, Ron turned off just after Dykehead and Charlie didn't stop. The rest of us had a couple of pints including Orkney's Clootie Dumpling.
The temperature had dropped by the time we headed home but the rain was off and we were back before dark - 39 miles @ 12.1 mph av.