Out along the towpath, and back over Kinver Edge. Expecting it to be very mucky, but it wasn’t. Parts of the towpath were still frozen, and the air felt cold. Hardly anyone around.Cossed the lane, no cars, and climbed up onto Kinver. Just soooo quiet, no background roar of traffic, just quiet peacefulness, so relaxing. As we rode along the edge the sun came out, and there was just a hint of warmth. We stopped to enjoy the view, snow on Clee Hill in the distance. The sun tricked us into stopping longer than we should have, and as we dropped down toward Cookley we froze. Back across the Wolverley road, no traffic! and home. An hour and a half in the saddle. Just right for Christmas day.
I only ride with the best riders, and today was no exception. Amongst the excellent riders who came along today were National Vets Road Race Champion Marcus Walker, and Junior Commonwealth Games MTB Gold Medalist Nikki Harris. In such an elite group it was always gonna be a great ride. Thanks to everyone who came along, thanks to Lindsey for the refreshments, and thanks to Dave for letting me ride the FSR 120 test bike. I took some pictures.