Maison du Velo posted the above picture on their Maison du Velo Instagram feed on Thursday, following a strong storm overnight on Wednesday. Sadly, I can’t confirm it’s still a problem, as I haven’t had the chance to check.
I was actually mountain biking on Thursday evening and came down Bukkake Alley to the Old London Road near Juniper Hall.
Unfortunately, I decided to turn right and not left. Had I turned left toward WestHumble I might have been able to confirm if the tree was still there but I wasn’t aware of the potential problem at the time. It does perhaps help explain why the road was particularly quiet as I headed towards Mickleham Village!
Incidentally, if you’re in Reigate and want a decent lunch, then Maison du Velo serve the best Avocado and Scrambled Egg on toast around – and their coffee is pretty decent too!