It's never a chore when you have to make a call into a bike shop but i especially like visiting overspoke cycles in Bewdley as it's right next door to the Wyre forest. and well, it would have been rude not to take a bike and ride a few of the trails there.
Luckily it was very cold. I say luckily because the minus temperatures over night meant that the mud on the trails was frozen enough to make the surface quite hard and ride able, well at least until the thaw set in around lunchtime.
still suffering from a cold it wasn't my most stella performance but it sure was good to be out in the saddle again.