Old Sid: What a night, warmish, dry, well kind of and still bright till 730. Ben, Me, Omi, Miles, Si and Sarah took a spin around the woods in the dark. Ok, we didn’t all start together as Simon was late, nothing new there then
From the car park it was race loop time. Down Bury road, up by the side of the golf course to the top and then re-group. A loan walker arrived at the start, Fat Jim wishing us all the best. See ya!
GO, we are off, left into the single-track then a sharp right following the bridleway, super fast and flat out, over a log, down towards the putting green into a wide open sweeping left. Left, right between two tight trees and onto a greasy bit of super narrow trail. Bang up a very short sharp climb and then right at the top into a wider slippery trail to the bomb holes on the top of Pole Hill.
Into another tight bit a single-track running up to the Obelisk and the Greenwich meridian. Hook around it and over the grass to a long flowing downhill. Sharp right into very quick downhill bit of single track and back to the bridleway at the bottom by the golf course. Turn on a sixpence and up the bridle to the start. Just under a mile and about 7mins.
Simon and Miles arrived just as we got to the start point. Si mention he was going to hide when he saw how exhausted we were. They both joined in and we spanked it again, well not just once, four more loops, we were truly shattered all panting like I don’t know what!
Single-track to Bradley's and bang, Miles foot exploded. He tried to ride on a bit more but it was a no go. He headed back and we continued up the road to the stream decent and back to the Maison Du Gare.
Super quick, no crashes or punctures just a mashed up leg or two and smiles all around. Did anyone notice anything different about Sarah?
Who is out next week? Don’t all shout at once.