A long windy ride from London to Shakespeare’s birth place to see the family for Christmas. The route passed through the Chilterns where I was lucky enough to see two Red Kites circling above lunch. Brilliantly sunny day riding through the English countryside and I also happened upon a small village called Christmas Common!
Brutal headwind all the way and feet numb for the last 4 hours of the ride. Rethink needed on shoes and socks for the colder days!