I headed over the Lickeys and Waseleys to a rendezvous with a very sticky eccles cake and a cuppa. descending from belbroughton to Dodford i passed two guys on bikes, turned to go past Dodford Church and found myself behind 4 horses and their riders. the horse and rider at the back was fine, but the three in front, commanded by 3 younf girls were all over the road. the guy at the back motioned me through but i refused, no way was i going to chance riding past skittish horses on a narrow lane like this. At that moment the two riders caught up and asked me if i wanted to pass the horses first, i declined stating my reasons and they passed the first horse and then attempted to pass the others...and got forced into the hedge by them, I did warn them!
I got back home and began to clean the bike, as i finished and stepped into the house, the rain started and was quickly followed by hail, sleet and torrential rain, perfect timing, race won!