Today's cycle was prematurely ended following a rear wheel failure. This occured some 12 miles before the end of the ride. Fortunately, Sue, one of our leaders, rescued me, and transported both myself and the bike some sixty miles to the nearest bike shop.
It is the rear hub that has failed, having only covered approximately 300 miles. So we phoned Bike Friday, who are going to post a new wheel tomorrow at no cost to me. For which I thank them for doing the right thing. Anyway, hopefully I'll be back on the bike in a couple of days time!
Oh, and fortunately it was not so hot today, which was good for me, but not so good for Florida Kieth!