-9 C when I left home to meet Dean at the Jolly Crofters for a winter ride round Winter Hill.
It had snowed a couple of days before so we didn’t fancy a long push the hill. Set off along Georges Lane, lots of four wheel drives had been up there so the riding was smooth and easy. At the top of the Ice Cream Run decided to give it a go, even with 6 inches of snow we managed fine, again the path had been made by four wheel drives. Down past the Barns, through Lever Park and then back along Middlebrook Valley Trail made about 22/23 miles, so not bad considering the conditions. The weather was superb, well below zero, but no wind and sunny skies.