Decided to have a change from the roadbike today – and within 2 miles, I was glad I had done… Riding along on the MTB in the first section of woods – as I came out from under the tree cover, I noticed that it wasn’t actually any brighter – then there was an almighty crack of thunder, a big flash and the heavens opened! Sprinted for 2-300 yards and dived under an old railway bridge and waited it out. Within 5 minutes, the sun was out, and I was under way again. This pattern pretty much repeated itself (apart from the absence of shelter in most cases) for the rest of the ride.
In complete contrast to yesterday, it was all about smiles not miles – tracklog of the ride here