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4th January 2015
Riders: Richard, Terry, Laurent, Nick, Matt & Dan
local trails to Box Hill and beyond
Weather: 2°C

A bone-chillingly cold morning, the first ride of the year that sees Matt welcome his brother Dan, fresh out from a lifetime in the heat of Malta to the damp, cold of Surrey with only 36 hours to acclimatise.

Not surprisingly Dan can't feel his hands after 30 minutes and has to return to base with Matt for a warm shower and to clean the bike he borrowed from Terry.

But for the rest of us including Nick, who has ridden with a few of the DoMTB team before but never with me, we push on to cover a very hilly route that takes in a puncture for me, Norbury Park and a coffee and cake at Pilgrims Cafe at the Boxhill & Westhumble train station where we bump into Keith and Niall before returning cold but happy to the LOMAC a few hours later.


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18th January 2015
Riders: Richard, Joe,
Holmbury & Pitch Hill
Weather: 4.5.°C

A spin around the local hills with my work colleagues with me guiding. It was great to get out with new riders and to see them enjoying the trails and even better as a 50 year old to outride a bunch of younger guys except Jon in terms of fitness.


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click to view click to view click to view Steve Neill Big Trev Orange Dave dialled bikes pewter headtube badge Dave and Dave outside LOMAC Dave on Summer Lightning A grinning Trevor Steve (again) Davebus and Neill on Stane Street Jason next to Denbie's vineyard Trevor struggles up the climb Dave followed by Jason on Stane Street Banstead Downs singletrack It was getting dark by the time I got back Richard (that's me!) Surrey Hills logo at the top of Coombe hill Gary dicing with the cars through New Malden Stag party Gary's Giant SCR 2008 model  A cheerful looking Gary part way round Richmond Park speed limits for cyclists! Kingston Gate, Richmond Park view off the side of Headley Heath Bianchi K-Vid carbon forks self-portrait whilst climbing between second and third hairpin on the Zig Zag Road, Box Hill Dave and Mat, the folly, Reigate Hill urban riding, Richard in Ashtead High Street a bit underexposed but a nice shot of the view from the North Downs Way Richard dropping in on Colley Hill No, not the Mediterranean, this is outside LOMAC, Ashtead High Street Richard showing off for the camera Mat and Richard, Stane Street Richard, Headley Heath Mat on Headley Heath Gary with our 'rabbit' in the distance Gary in the dusk Richard Gary chasing the yellow 'rabbit' in the distance Cas Cas Richard 'self-portrait'