Having returned from our monthly excursion to Berkshire over a snow-capped Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor yesterday I decided A – not to ride my lightweight and B – to set out on my ride a little later than usual. The other determining factor was a weather forecast featuring High Pressure for the week.
Even then the Trail surface was tricky but of course the big bonus was for the first time in several months I did not need lights on my bike. In fact just ahead of the Quarry in daylight now I saw the old Dog Badger rumbling across the trail, of course this was well out of the range of my Ipad camera but hopefully when I have my new 35m Wi Fi camera I will be able to transmit these experiences as well.
As you would expect on such a crisp, clear, cold early morning not a soul did I encounter. I have a feeling that this is all about to change with Half Term looming up I will have to share my Trail, mixed feelings about that – like others I do get very possessive but having said that it has been an absolute pleasure to introduce so many families to Winter on the Trail. Of course the key element to that has been the introduction of the free hot drinks bar which has been, together with little ones going on bikes free, an unbridled success.
Don’t forget to wrap up warm and come and discover Winter on the Camel Trail.