22 Sept. Royal Exchange, (6,5,16)
Just not Tonkas Day!
Covid19 group A
Stangeley Brown RM
Covid19 group B
Simon the Wheels
Big Ring DRM
We left the Royal Exchange at 6.30 with 6 riders and we saw another group of 5 riders but we didn't ask them where they were going. For the first time at the end of the Covid19 2020 summer, it was lights on, from the off.
We headed straight into Broxwood common before taking a right towards Arford common along Hammer Lane, where our newly appointed Health & safety officer stormed to the front of the peloton to halt progress, as Tonkas head had gone supanova and busted the internals of his helmet.
After a bit of tinkering with gaffer tape, super glue, zip ties, hair spray and brute force, Tonka's headdress was once again firmly on his bonce.
A stiff uphill into Arford common, with a bit of groaning, and we are out the other side and across 'maniac main road' to make our way through Ludshott common, and warmed up for a spot of downhill..
All present and correct, for a quick briefing on the following steep descent towards hindhead road, and a tricky jump for those who went 'balls out'.
After a good pace on flowing tarmac through to Churt, crossing 'sewage works' stream, woods & bracken we arrive at Frensham Great Pond. Then the long fast trail along the river Wey to Mill lane, Dockenfied, colloquially known as 'drowned cat wier'.