I love Christmas but it can mess up my riding. Yesterday I did probably my last ride before Father Christmas calls!
With the amount of rain we’ve had the prospects weren’t great. I decided to do some exploration locally in a place I’ve rarely ridden before. The area was a Royal Ordnance bomb factory from WW2 until 10 years or so ago. Since then it has become an area of housing and business development. When the area was fenced off it included several farms and areas of woodland which were left untouched for 70 years. Some of the woodland is still fairly inpenetrable and I didn’t find any decent riding. Still, at least I got out and kept my legs spinning. 11 miles but not much climbing. It may be another 7 days ’til I can get out again.