A Sunny but very Windy day, a day to leave the Summer Bike at home and ride the Winter Bike instead, the Winter Bicycles shallower rims are much easier to control in sidewinds.
I set off through Dundonald and up the Greengraves road to the main Newtownards dual carriageway, with light traffic I decided to stay on the Carriageway for the high speed descent down in to Newtownards then around the town and in to the Bowtown road through Loughries and Carrowdore and over to the Coast at Ballywalter. I had mostly a tailwind behind me up until now and progress was rapid.
Back across the Peninsula against the wind so much slower progress but nice dry roads bathed in sunshine helped. The tide was out when I stopped to grab this image across Strangford Lough to Scrabo.
I climbed up around Scrabo on to the dual carriageway again and back down the Greengraves road that I had climbed up earlier.
A great 35 mile spin.