Typical, after a frost free day yesterday , when I wake up this morning everything is covered in a thick white frost. And although it is sunny and bright I’m really not confident to ride when I don’t have to.
I post onto Facebook that I’m going to wait until later , but other riders assure me it’s ok.
So at 9.45am I decide to give it a go , as the plan is to meet at Mac Ds at 10 to ride to Bolney…but as I reverse the bike out of my shed, my foot slips on the ramp. That decides it I’m going to wait until later and have to start the bike up to get it back into the shed.
By 11 the frost has gone, so I get my bike out, with its added new moustache and ride direct to Gatwick Manor.
The Run itself has already arrived and I quickly find the others who I would normally have ridden with and who were braver than me : Nutty, Clive,Brian, Sean,Ollie, Alan & Rona.
Here’s Ollie in his Santa suit.
It’s a pretty good haul and all the toys are distributed by The Golden Lions Trust to children with special needs and disadvantaged young people.
My Tiger has found a few friends.
A few of us traditionally go to the Toby Carvery. Alan & rona have thought to book a table this year, which is just as well as its a popular place and we would have had to wait a minimum of 90 minutes with no booking.
Rona, Hayley, Alan & Sean getting ready to tuck in.
Now that’s what I call a Sunday Roast: Beef, Pork, Crackling, Apple Sauce, Roast Potatoes, Cauliflower Cheese, Red Cabbage, Carrots, Peas and lashings of Gravy.