So a total of seven Gromils managed some bike-related exercise yesterday, without coming into contact with each other. For the benefit of future social historians (as if), this was the first day all schools were closed, and the day before the evening when prime minister Boris Johnson gave his “Stay at home, this is a national emergency” address to the nation on TV.
As luck would have it, our virtual Monday ride was already following the allowed rules for exercise – one trip outside the house, either alone or with a family member, staying at least 2m away from anyone else. On my ride I didn’t even get within less than 3m, the closest being oncoming cyclists on singletrack roads.
However only three intrepid souls managed the full route…
Alun went off in the opposite direction with Breeda, but gets extra kudos for the picture of the day
Andrew had the bright idea of doing half the distance, but with two people, and posted their stats.
Chris did two routes, though not both on the same day and neither going through Goring
Mick was one who followed the whole route and posted his stats
Bix hill is evil – I walked a bit. I did get talking to a bloke called Andy at the Barn cafe on an electric bike. Used to work in the film industry. The bench is conveniently over 2m wide. Thanks for the route. Brilliant day
Simon followed the whole route, as far as we or he knows: I must have gone wrong – didn’t notice any road closures! Many thanks for an absolutely stunning route apart from Bix Hill. Sad about the barn – no-one there in the sunshine and no cake left by Nev
Neville was the first to do the route, evidenced by a photo from Turville Heath at 10:30
Steve would have followed the whole route, but for an unfortunate mechanical. But he did take a few pictures. Read on…