Four Gruppetto riders met at the bus stop today: Tim, Les, David and myself. David was a new member and it was his first venture out into the world of group riding. We set off on one of our favourite routes heading for the Little Town Dairy cafe via Chipping. David quickly got used to the group riding etiquette whilst Les kept disappearing and then reappearing like a magician. Along the way we decided to alter the route and head instead for Roots cafe via Inglewhite. My advice to David to climb at his own pace and avoid the urge to chase fell on deaf ears as he shot up the climb to Inglewhite like a rat up a drain pipe. We gathered for coffee and cake at roots and then made our respective ways home. All in all, a very enjoyable ride with good company.