It'd been a while since I'd lead a ride and a while since we'd started at Reigate Hill, so it seemed about time. A smallish group meant we made good time on the trails through Walton and Headley, with the drier-than-might-have-been-expected conditions something of a relief. We were suffiiciently early to detour down White Honky, running particularly nicely albeit paid for with the winch up Minty's. Viet Cong and we were over to Norbury, through Druids Grove, absolutely brutal climb and all, then nipping up to squeeze in View to a Kill. Suddenly, alarmingly, it was time for tea. Up Box Hill and we disturbed the pristine road bikes outside Destination Bike and took advantage of Geoff's finest refrweshments,
All that remained was to beat the forecast rain home (succesfully) and when it finally came through later in the afternoon I'm glad we did!