After a mixed week of rain and sun it was great to have a pretty perfect morning to ride in. With no plan as such the pack settled on a ride over to Leith hill to do the usual stuff.
So after a brief “hello” and “goodbye” to Lee who had sneaked a crafty ride on his single speed “beast” we set off. The crew consisted of myself, DaveW, John and JohnR, Jem and Keith (nagging doubt as to whether I have missed anyone…sorry if I have).
Once we cleared the Ranmore climb we chose to go down McPherson’s Folly and Mount by way of getting some enjoyment back from the terrible climb it provides. All of this is available on Vimeo for your delights together with the rest of the rides “interesting sections”.
We then made our way over to the Rookery climb via the Westcott church and onwards up Wolverns Lane. We took the descent down to the right followed by the long drag up to the bottom of the Tower climb. For once we all cleared it with Keith hanging on behind me for dear life. JohnR went back and cleared it on his second attempt after spinning out on the lower section.
Refreshments onboard we headed back down via Personal Hygiene where I watch (and videoed) DaveW heading off to do the double which is something I’ve always considered short of braking space, only to get to the second crest and find him in a heap at the bottom. Needless to say I turned left!
Up to the cricket pitch, though the collection of bomb holes and on to the top of Deliverence for DaveW and John to show us how it’s done.
From there we went down the end of Regurgitater and on to Summer Lightning. All fast and all great fun. And that was that apart from a run back ending in a climb up White Down.
Great weather and great company. Have a look at the video. I’ll say more about that later and post a kit review.