Today was the first time I have led a group at the club, so a little planning was required, rather than just turn up and ride, I spent Saturday afternoon planning the route, and taking my wife out for a drive, stopping for a cuppa whilst out. The Group was small, seven of us, which is a relief as it gets a bit dodgy when there are too many, and there has been recently some bad behaviour. The average speed worked out quite sensible, and the group rode well, I called changes at the front every 5 minutes or so, so everyone took their turn, although there were only a couple of sections where the wind seemed to be directly ahead.
No complaints from those in the group, so I call that a success. On the return we did a shorter route and were back in plenty of time for lunch and no ear-bending! It could have been ten miles longer on the return, but I enjoyed the ride.