London to Brighton training
Fri 03 Feb 2017
Jim took part in the MIPIM training ride; London to Brighton and back. 75 people met at The George Inn at Carshalton for the annual MIPIM training ride to Brighton and back. Two groups of 35 riders making their way through the country lanes down to the South Coast and back. A great chance to meet lots of new people on the ride and catch-up with old acquaintances. Made it up to Ditchling Beacon without stopping in a relatively fast time and then enjoyed the downhill on the other side. By mid-afternoon, a cold day turned into a cold and wet day when the rain started to hammer down making life miserable and visibility low. Very few photos apart from lunch as hands were too cold to control the camera. After 6 hours in the saddle and soaking wet through Jim was ready for a long hot shower. Great fun and when Jim showed his sons where he had been during the day on a map, they were amazed. (They are only 5 and 8 years old, but never miss a chance to play Super-Dad).