Nine out in November

Nine riders in November, well at least to start, even that is not quite true as one caught us up in Cobham. So as we left Cobham there were nine of us climbing up past the Yehudi Menuhin School, somewhere behind me there was a coming together and one rider was off. Given that most of the nine had helmets on it was just our luck that the rider was un-helmeted, however despite this he had no head injuries or perhaps his woolly hat saved his life, a near certainty (Just for the record I am being ironic, if you believe some it would seem that falling of a bike is invariably fatal unless helmeted where in reality they make no difference at all).

We all continued on up over Polesden Lacey where the first three to turn back left us while six, including the faller took the right up on to Ranmore and then down what is a fantastic decent, fast with bends that are easily taken with out braking into Dorking. However in Dorking we managed to loose one rider, the faller, and in finding him we ended up not following my planned route but instead up Coldharbour where at the top three more riders turned for home leaving just three to to drop down to Ockham then to Capel and Newdigate. Short stop for breakfast at Henfold Lakes.

Then home. Once I got there my speedometer showed 59 miles which I think is at odds with mapmyride. I want a GPS.

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