It was -2 c at this point and I was trying to look as if I wasn't shivering.
Wow!! That's made the ride worthwhile!
After missing out on my weekly target of 100 miles last week by one mile I am determined that this week I'll reach it by the middle of the week as the forecast ain't too good for the next few days. That's twice this week I've done the Gladhouse Reservoir loop and it adds in 30 or so miles at a time so come the weekend I should be well up on last week. Out again tonight up into the hills with the Ice Spikers, and since they're twice the weight of my usual tyres it looks like a hard night!