After failing miserably to organise transport to the start point and end point of the SDW (mainly checking train times).
I managed to recruit Brian for an 80km ride (ahem) in the Surrey hills darting around single track and grinding the big hills.
We set off at 8:30 ish, in dry but overcast threatening skies. Soon enough we were in to the first of many climbs.
The trails were in pretty good condition and Brian and I took turns in navigating the old and new trails. One requirement of the ride was to find loads of climbing for me to build more strength on the single, chasing Bri on his Epic made for a good workout.
With The Beast (Shere), Pitch, st Holmbury, Leith and White Down climbs in the mix we did actually go over the 2000m's of climbing i wanted to do and finished with 88km's at a pretty decent pace for an old man on a single.
Next big ride will be the planned SDW recce ride.
Anyone keen to join me?